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26 October 2011, 03:40 PM ET
A new sleep study has shown that realistic, scary alien encounters and abductions can be dreamed up.
12 October 2011, 02:08 PM ET
A petri dish full of bacteria — genetically engineered glowing bacteria, looks like it could grace the front of a postcard from Key West.
29 September 2011, 08:41 PM ET
Find out how having to pee affects your decision making skills.
28 September 2011, 03:00 PM ET
Bacteria have very good organizational skills — so good that they actually get more orderly when they're put in small, crowded environments.
31 August 2011, 01:59 PM ET
Newly unearthed foundations date to the Colonial period of the College of William & Mary and may be associated with enslaved 18th century staff.
18 August 2011, 11:35 AM ET
Meteorite hunters should be on the lookout for potential fragments from a fireball detected over Ohio.
16 August 2011, 07:23 AM ET
Green roofs could help mitigate the urban heat island effect.
11 July 2011, 03:27 PM ET
Part mouse, part human, all medical test bed.
08 July 2011, 09:17 AM ET
Fifteen lucky teachers got their hands dirty at a mastodon dig in Colorado.
07 July 2011, 11:27 AM ET
Your kid may know the future of cutting-edge technology before the gadgets even hit store shelves.
04 July 2011, 11:25 PM ET
Don't try to pull a fast one on a dog, you identical twins.
30 June 2011, 04:09 PM ET
Both insurgents and U.S. forces face a deadly game of adaptation.
29 June 2011, 07:46 PM ET
A "chick boom" among Virginia's population of endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers may mean the birds are outgrowing their limited habitat.
22 June 2011, 07:16 PM ET
NSF researcher Marla Spivak demonstrates how to wear a "bee beard"
15 June 2011, 01:10 PM ET
A team of researchers journeys to the Amazon to learn more about the logging industry and road networks that threaten rain forest sustainability.
10 June 2011, 02:25 PM ET
Super 8 mm film created the home video market, and inspired a generation of filmmakers.
07 June 2011, 12:30 PM ET
The Army dives into a futuristic world where soldiers can use their VR goggles to train anywhere.
03 June 2011, 04:49 PM ET
Surprises found at continent's base could illuminate continental formation.
03 June 2011, 11:54 AM ET
The smaller they are, the lighter they fall.
01 June 2011, 04:45 PM ET
What is music? Researchers explore the answer to this question from a variety of angles.
18 May 2011, 03:09 PM ET
Rahmat A. Shoureshi is working on a prosthesis that uses combined imagine techniques to read stimuli from the brain.
11 May 2011, 01:42 PM ET
Jim Webster designs experiments to study the processes that cause explosive volcanic eruptions.
10 May 2011, 01:12 PM ET
Jessica Meir studies how bar-headed geese fly, leading flight-training sessions with goslings.
04 May 2011, 01:46 PM ET
How a newly identified species of the North American leech, Placobdella kwetlumye plays the role of a parent.
21 April 2011, 11:46 AM ET
Stenoops peckorum is a newly discovered species of goblin spider from southern Florida likes to hunt its prey instead of catching it in its web.
31 March 2011, 01:05 PM ET
The use of scientific methods can help understand the materials used in centuries old artwork.
29 March 2011, 02:33 PM ET
Scientists re-classified two South American species of miniature opossums.
29 March 2011, 01:08 PM ET
The design helps to reduce the number of sharks accidentally caught in commercial fisheries.
29 March 2011, 11:56 AM ET
Researchers are able to simulate the original colors painted by Winslow Homer in 1887, which have faded over time.
26 January 2011, 07:19 PM ET
Scientific discoveries that caused a media frenzy when announced but later self-destructed on further analysis
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