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Mar. 30, 2012

No Joke: Science Is A Laughing Matter

Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies and discover an element of humor (pun intended).

joke, humor, april fools, funny, comedy

Jun. 05, 2009

Tickling Gorillas and the Evolution of Laughter

Researchers have tickled gorillas, bonobos, chimps and humans in an effort to understand the evolution of laughter in the primate world.

laughter, tickling, evolution, primates

Apr. 01, 2011

Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar

Do 'science' and 'comedy' go together?

joke, humor, funny, april fools, april fool's

Apr. 30, 2010

Laughter and Health

Can hearty laughter have some of the same physiological effects as exercise?

laughter, funny, health, hormones, appetitie

Dec. 05, 2008

Smiling In Groups

Smile, smile, smile. Happiness may be catching.

happiness, social networks

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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