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March 24, 2023
Can a honey badger beat a short-faced bear? Now’s your chance to compete in March Mammal Madness. Plus, could lab rats become a thing of the past? And a scientifically artistic interpretation of what a black hole sounds like.
Art, Mind And Brain Intersect In Kandel’s Vienna
In his new book, neuroscientist Eric Kandel writes of artists and scientists in 20th-century Vienna.
Why Don’t Spiders Get Stuck In Their Webs?
A sticky question that has plagued arachnologists for decades is finally untangled.
No Joke: Science Is A Laughing Matter
Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies and discover an element of humor (pun intended).
Archaeologists Revisit Iraq
Stony Brook University archaeologist Elizabeth Stone describes her recent trip to Iraq.
Alan Alda Asks Scientists ‘What Is A Flame?’
Eleven-year-olds from around the world will judge entries to Alda’s “Flame Challenge.”
Picture An Embryo
Why does looking a picture of a human embryo elicit strong feelings?
Losing Control In The Movies
A scientist stars as the main character in a new romantic comedy.
Making the Shift To Electric Vehicles
Experts discuss electric car technology and the auto industry.
Teenager Launches LEGO Shuttle Into Space
Raul Oaida sent the payload to space by way of a large helium balloon.
Mount Everest Still Holds Mysteries For Scientists
On an upcoming trip, scientists will re-measure the peak’s altitude–a stat still under dispute.