Science & Society

  1. Humans

    Building Stonehenge

    A new study of ancient crops may identify the laborers behind Britain’s most famous stone monument.

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  2. Science & Society

    Pathways to research: Problem-solving

    Students can find inspiration for their research almost anywhere. Newspapers, magazines and even TV are good places to start.

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  3. Chemistry

    Heat-resistant makeup

    New recipe for camouflage face paint could protect soldiers against burns from bomb blasts.

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  4. Science & Society

    Airports that speed germs’ spread

    Scientists identify which U.S airports are able to spread disease most effectively.

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  5. Humans

    World’s oldest pots

    Ice age people made cookware long before the rise of farming.

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  6. Space

    Life beyond Earth

    Are we alone? Scientists search for an extraterrestrial answer.

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  7. Science & Society

    Obesity linked to location

    Kids living near parks or markets less likely to be extremely overweight.

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  8. Science & Society

    New dangers from bird flu

    U.S. government asks scientists to keep some secrets about their bird flu research.

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  9. Humans

    Digging into the Maya mystery

    In a Central American jungle, archaeologists and volunteers uncover ruins of the once-powerful civilization.

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  10. Tech

    Tracing a gem’s origins

    Lasers identify the country — and even a mine — that a precious stone hails from.

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  11. Humans

    Mummies share their secrets

    Cutting-edge technology such as CT, or CAT, scans and endoscopes are allowing scientists to see not just what’s underneath the wrappings but also what’s inside a mummy’s body.

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  12. Science & Society

    Introducing the 2011 Nobel Prize winners

    Scientists in 2011 won for making unexpected discoveries about crystals, the human body and the universe.

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