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Feb. 06, 2009

Ancient Whale Relative Gave Birth on Land

Fossil remains of an ancient pregnant whale suggest that the animal gave birth on land some 47.5 million years ago.

whale, land, evolution, fossil

Nov. 04, 2011

A Researcher Asks: Are Dolphins Self-Aware?

Psychologist Diana Reiss discusses communication and cognition in dolphins.

dolphin communication brain learning

Dec. 07, 2012

Blue Whale Barrel Roll Caught on Camera

Biologists are using data tags and a National Geographic Crittercam to study the dining habits of the largest animal on the planet.

blue whales, undersea camera, video, ocean, crittercam, underwater acrobatics

Feb. 19, 2010

Dolphins and Comparative Medicine

What happens when a dolphin catches a cold? No, it's not a trick question. In this hour, we'll talk about what marine mammals can teach us about human biology.

dolphin, zoonotic, zoonoses, aaas, ocean, health

Jul. 01, 2011

Video Pick: Blowing Bubble Nets

Underwater digital tags show humpback whales use bubbles to trap schools of fish.

whale sea marine biology

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Another Reason To Spike That Eggnog

\tIt is a question on the minds of many people this season: will adding alcohol to the homemade eggnog safeguard against salmonella? To find out, Science Friday teamed up with eggnog expert and microbiologist Vince Fischetti, who agreed to run some tests in his lab at The Rockefeller University. What did you think of the video?

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