Science Out Of The Box Why does the shower curtain cling to us? What do all the gizmos on a utility pole do? Did you ever stop to ponder the many varieties of manhole covers? An ongoing weekend series from All Things Considered focuses on the scientific miracles behind the mundane vistas of everyday life.

Phelps' Calorie Count Contributes To Medal Count

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93666256/93666235" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Experts Uncover A Painting Van Gogh Covered Up

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93209918/93226266" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Scientist Looks To Stars For Answer On Caesar

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/92965327/92965306" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lost Ladybug Project Turns Kids Into Scientists

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/92259345/92259323" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Decoding Body Language

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/92000147/92000122" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Stink Bombs Could Save Lives

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/91773685/91773669" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Tip-of-Tongue Moments Reveal Brain's Organization

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/91284151/91284132" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Apple Grower Goes Hog-Wild in Battle Against Bugs

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/91033501/91033475" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

007 Had It Right with the Martinis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90805096/90805079" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Study: Smart Fruit Flies Are Finished First

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90348223/90348193" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Beavers Offer Solution to Climate Change

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90160624/90160593" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript