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.

Sun An Important Source Of Vitamin D

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Legs Propelled Whale Ancestor

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Can Physicists Be Funny?

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Phelps' Calorie Count Contributes To Medal Count

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Experts Uncover A Painting Van Gogh Covered Up

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Scientist Looks To Stars For Answer On Caesar

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Lost Ladybug Project Turns Kids Into Scientists

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Decoding Body Language

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Stink Bombs Could Save Lives

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Tip-of-Tongue Moments Reveal Brain's Organization

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