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Reads tagged with “science”

Playing Nice: 5 Pro-Social Web Games
Playing Nice: 5 Pro-Social Web Games

Rice from Shakespeare, how to help cure cancer, 60 million ways spam helps literature, a first-person snooper, and solid proof you may be the wrong gender.

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Geek Mondays: Unlimited Solar Power
Geek Mondays: Unlimited Solar Power

Why MIT geeks are throwing the best dinner party ever.

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LED The Way
LED The Way

How to stop global warming and hackers with the flip of a light switch.

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You Better Believe It
You Better Believe It

Why we drink, scandal!, the world’s most expensive clock, theft-worthy animation, what Radiohead and Goldfrapp have in common, and how diarrhea can save the planet.

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Army Goes Ghost
Army Goes Ghost

What the U.S. Army has to do with Sarah Palin, the Terminator and Men in Black.

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Bell’s Underdog: Elisha Gray and the Telephone
Bell’s Underdog: Elisha Gray and the Telephone

A lesson in entrepreneurship from history’s little-known scandals.

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The Genographic Project: DNA Testing Hits Home
The Genographic Project: DNA Testing Hits Home

Why paleoanthropology is cooler than you think and how to find the missing link with a Q-tip.

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Sky Blue Sky
Sky Blue Sky

Staycation takes to the sky, NASA’s gift for your next dinner party, how legends spend the summer, and what 15,000 optical fibers have to do with high fashion.

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