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9-Apr-2004
Sea shells and blood cells
While stepping on a sharp shell may draw blood, new research links sea shells and blood cells in a totally different way.

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2-Apr-2004
Prehistoric push-ups
Scientists reporting the discovery of the world's oldest known arm bone say that the first arms and legs developed for use in the water.

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26-Mar-2004
Can bacteria be real estate agents?
Scientists found a strain of bacteria that live inside the bodies of tiny sap-sucking insects and act, in a way, like real estate agents.

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19-Mar-2004
What caused the 1930s dust bowl?
A severe drought parched the Great Plains during the 1930s, driving farmers off their land in search of work.

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12-Mar-2004
Bacteria and ocean celebrities
If you were a marine biologist and hoped to learn how to protect coral reefs, whales and other "ocean celebrities," you'd need to study bacteria.

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27-Feb-2004
What languages will the world speak in 50 years?
In fifty years, you might be searching for the coolest new fonts for Mandarin, Hindi and Arabic so you can communicate stylishly with people speaking the world's most common native languages.

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20-Feb-2004
Empathy and pain
When your parents punish you and say, "this hurts me as much as it hurts you," they might not be making it up. Feeling empathy activates some, but not all, of the pain-processing regions of the human brain, according to a new brain-scan study in the 20 February 2004 issue of the journal Science.

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13-Feb-2004
The geometry of M&M's
If you had two containers, one filled with M&M's and the other filled with M&M-sized gumballs, which container would hold more objects?

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6-Feb-2004
Catapults -- popular science in ancient times
If you're ever caught launching a spoonful of mashed potatoes across the dining room table, you might argue that you're following in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

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30-Jan-2004
The not-so-big, bad Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus
If you were a bacterium, you wouldn't want to meet Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus in a dark alley.

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