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NASA scientist John Grunsfeld gives a preview of the Mars Curiosity mission, from the landing’s ‘seven minutes of terror’ to the plans for the exploration ahead.
From the psychology of trash talk to frustrated magnets, a new book asks if science can explain life's annoyances.
From dramatic new stem cell techniques to new ideas about cosmic rays, 2007 had plenty of scientific surprises. Join Ira and guests for a look back at the top science stories of the year.
Researchers report that they have been able to extract embryonic stem cells from cloned monkey embryos.
Researchers say artificial sweeteners may alter the microbiome and the body’s ab...
Scientists are uncovering the importance of the plant microbiome for fighting of...
We'll learn about new studies that take a census of just what lives inside your ...
The microbes in your gut may help determine if you are thin or obese.
Sinuses, too, are healthier when populated by a diverse colony of bugs.
Researchers discuss how the microbiome might play a role in anxiety, depression, and autism.