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Science & Health
9:37 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Dinosaur Fossil Expert to Speak at UA

amazon.com

An expert on dinosaur fossils will speak at the University of Alabama Thursday night.  It’s part of a lecture series on evolution called ALLELE.  Emory professor Anthony Martin will talk about what dinosaur fossils can teach us about evolution.  He studies what are called trace fossils.

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Science & Health
10:31 am
Wed September 3, 2014

UA Researchers Discuss 'Dark Matter' Project

A 3D rendering of the LZ detector (Matthew Hoff, Berkeley Lab)
University of Alabama News

Three researchers at the University of Alabama are taking part in an ambitious project that hopes to, for the first time, detect the existence of dark matter.  The three are just one group of more than a hundred researchers from multiple states and countries embarking on the effort. 

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Krulwich Wonders...
11:13 pm
Sat July 7, 2012

Weekend Special: Guess What? Sweat Is Not Smelly! (So Why Do I Smell?)

The Chemical Heritage Foundation via YouTube

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 12:28 pm

It's hot today. Really, really, hot; over a 100 degrees Fahrenheit hot, and so I'm sweating.

Sweating is what we people do to cool off, which is good. But sweating is also what makes me ... what's the word? Odoriferous. (Latinate for stinky, which is not so good.)

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Radiolab
3:36 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

APR Presents: June 15th

Charles Michelet via Radiolab.org

Guts 

We stick our hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core (thanks to a hunter who became a walking science experiment in the 1800s), and listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain. And we talk to a man who kind of went out of his mind when a medical procedure left him (for a little while) gutless.