- Decoding 'the Most Complex Object in the Universe'
- Rolling Out Bamboo Bicycles
- Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn Talks Climate and Carbon
- Looking Back, and Up, at a Seattle Icon
- With Climate Change, No Happy Clams
- Denis Hayes on Being Green
- Human Genes Not Patentable, Supreme Court Says
- Whole Genome Scans Could Reveal Too Much
- How to Survive a Mass Extinction
- Promising Results in Early Trial of Novel MS Treatment
Aug. 27, 2010
What goes on in the nose and brain when we smell a smell?
Jul. 13, 2012
Can your eyes and ears affect your taste buds?
Mar. 11, 2011
Research looks at newly-discovered pathways for sensing sweet flavors.
Oct. 23, 2009
We'll talk about research into how people hear, from the tiny hair cells within the ear, to the body's ways of dealing with loud noises.
Apr. 17, 2009
Why do some animals have much better night vision than others? We'll talk about new research tracing the root of improved night vision to the architecture of the DNA inside the photoreceptor rod cells of the animals' eyes.
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- Ask a Quantum Mechanic
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- Ask an Astrophysicist
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