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  • See Me, Hear Me: How Voice Can Affect Mood
    The tone of your voice is an invitation to others to enter into a particular state with you, which happens on a level beneath consciousness. Your own energy coupled with the expression of tone becomes a catalyst for dynamism. You can even change your own mood.
  • Working Marine Animals: Training and Controversy
    Are whales amazing just because of their awesome size? A blue whale’s heart weighs about 1300 pounds (590 kg) with a main blood vessel so big that a human could crawl through it. But what about intelligence? Do they have feelings? They seem to have fun doing tricks at water, but are they really?
  • Cicada Wings and Human Eyes: What's the Connection?
    Cicadas get a bad rap. Every 13 to 17-years they are blamed for something horrendous and most people don’t know any better. Cicadas are harmless and might even be a great thing for folks who will need eye surgery one day. We’ll explain.
  • The Fox Hunt: Banned Tradition Still in Controversy
    He has red-brown fur, a bushy tail, pointy ears, black boots, long thin nose and is bigger than a cat. There are just as many in the city as in the wild. They commonly come out at dusk and before dawn using their glowing eyes, keen hearing and smell sense to hunt. Should hunting them be acceptable?
  • Spiderman’s Climb: Why Geckos Do It Better
    Human rock climbers use anchors, wedge-chockstones, gloves and ropes. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Spiderman gains the speed and agility of an arachnid. Neither has anything on a gecko.
  • Detecting Earthquakes: History to Today
    Thousands of years ago one knew what caused earthquakes. An ingenious inventor named Zhang Heng discovered an answer around 132.
  • Tuneful or Tone Deaf: What We Know About Human Melody and Pitch
    What contributes to tone, melody and pitch and how come some people sing beautifully, hear and return music, and others seem tone deaf?
  • Balloons Rising: the Low Down on Helium
    Odorless, colorless and lighter than air, helium is classified on the periodic table as one of the noble gases. Even though it was abundant in the universe, it was completely unknown for most of human history, for many reasons. Learn more about the second most abundant element in the universe.
  • How Honeybees Show Up On Your Dining Table
    A honeybee should wear a little bodysuit of tights with a big “S" on the chest and flaunt a little red cape anoint her as “Super Bee!" Why? She’s a super worker, a super honey-maker and a super pollinator. Learn more about these social and cooperative insects.
  • Do Ants Body Build? Weight-Lifting Miracles and More
    Ants are the most numerous creatures on earth. One could say their very goal is devoted to the mass production of new nest mates for the Queen or mother colony. They take time to grow up but once in motion, are difficult to stop. Learn more about these fascinating creatures.
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