Science in the Spotlight: Get to Know the Facts with “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo”

Science in the Spotlight: Get to Know the Facts with “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo”

Get your fill of “did you know’s” with National Geographic’s new trivia-based show, “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo.”

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Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather

Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather
In spite of recent efforts made by government-initiated programs and millions of dollars allocated to meteorological research, weather prediction remains an inexact science.

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Reinventing the Human Embryo

New research gives hope for women suffering from Leigh syndrome and other mitochondrial diseases.

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Man-Made Meningitis: The Vice and Virtue of Science

Last month, a former head pharmacist at the gland Compounding Center was arrested for his involvement in a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that occurred in 2012.

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New Hope for Damaged Hearts: Novartis Drug Revolutionizes Heart Failure Medicine

A new drug developed by Norvartis, LCZ696, showed surprising success in recent clinical trials. The drug has the potential to help individuals with chronic heart failure live longer, more comfortable lives.

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Science in the Spotlight: Through the Wormhole – Enthralling television series examines mysteries of the universe

A buzzing combination of physics and philosophy, the television series “Through the Wormhole” examines intriguing questions about human existence in an engaging, accessible manner.

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Shining Light on the Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Stones

The stones scattered throughout a dry, flat lakebed in Death Valley move parallel to each other by a force that has remained a mystery for decades. Researchers from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have debunked previous theories by seeing first-hand that slow-flowing thin sheets of ice are responsible for the phenomenon.

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Mystery Pandemic: Ebola ravages West Africa in deadliest outbreak to date

As Ebola continues to make headlines, doctors, researchers, and epidemiologists alike search for answers about this mystery disease and its tremendous virulence.

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Unsolved Mysteries: The Mpemba Effect

In order to make water freeze faster, it should be heated first. Doesn’t make sense? The Mpemba effect, or the tendency of hot water to cool faster than cooler water, has baffled philosophers and scientists for millennia.

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Quantum Cryptography: An Uncertain Future for Information Security

Recent cyber attacks have caused concern over the state of information security, but quantum key distribution promises to revolutionize public key cryptography and reconfigure the relationship between code-makers and code-breakers.

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