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Jamming to Nature’s Rhythms, ‘BeastBox’ Is Born

Musicians have long drawn inspiration from nature, but a new online game is taking that connection one step further. “Beastbox” takes sound clips from real wild animals, transforms them into loops, and allows users to mix and match them into an...
22-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Infant Skull Binding Shaped Identity, Inequality in Ancient Andes

The idea of binding and reshaping a baby’s head may make today’s parents cringe, but for families in the Andes between 1100-1450, cranial modification was all the rage.
21-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Marijuana at Work: What Employers Need to Know

As states legalize medical or recreational marijuana, employers, employees and unions are asking how to keep people safe in the workplace.
16-Feb-2018 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites


New Funding Supports Cassava Development in Africa

Cassava is vital to the food security of millions of Africans who eat some form of the root crop daily. Although cassava breeders are making progress, they face significant challenges in developing disease-resistant varieties that also increase...
15-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

March Madness Mentality: Faced with Chance to Win, Most Coaches Go for Tie

When faced with a choice between a “fast” option that offers a greater chance of ultimate victory but also a significant chance of immediate defeat, and a “slow” option with both a lower chance of winning and a lesser chance of immediate...
13-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Snacking Snakes Act as ‘Ecosystem Engineers’ in Seed Dispersal

Despite the bad rap snakes often get, they are more central to ecology than most people realize. New research reveals that snakes might even play a key role in dispersing plant seeds.
8-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Obesity Drives U.S. Health Care Costs Up by 29 Percent, Varies by State

Recent research by John Cawley, professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, provides new insights on how individual states are affected by the health care costs of obesity.
7-Feb-2018 3:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Spritz for Sticky Pet Situations: Students Developing Spray to Keep Feces Off Fur

The owners of long-haired dogs have an unsavory problem that is not widely discussed, because, frankly, it’s kind of gross: Small clumps of feces get stuck in their dogs’ fur after the dogs defecate.
6-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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