Last of the Tasmanian devils? Infectious cancer to blame

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Researcher Andrew Storfer discusses his research on Tasmanian devils, their infectious cancer, and how this research has wide reaching impacts.

Tasmanian devils' infectious cancer offer insights into human epidemics

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What can we learn about diseases by studying the Tasmanian devils' infectious cancer? Sam Scheiner of the NSF discusses the insight that science can learn by studying these critters.

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Assessing the Impact of Military Service on Our Returning Veterans

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With over 200,000 individuals currently separating from military service each year, a growing number of veterans are faced with readjusting to civilian life. Researchers study employment, health and family life of veterans.

Learn to make "Hot Maple Ice Cream" with Professional Chef Kevin Carroll

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Professional Chef Kevin Carroll from Cookology Recreational Culinary School demonstrates how to make Hot Maple Ice Cream at the Change the World: Science and Engineering Careers Fair at the Dulles Town Center in Virginia. Watch this video to find out how to make this intriguing desert and learn some molecular gastronomy cooking techniques!

Change the World: Science and Engineering Careers Fair

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For two days in September, Congressman Frank Wolf and the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a fair at the Dulles Town Center in Virginia that inspired young people to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Scientists, engineers and tech companies set up exciting, interactive, educational exhibits and activities that highlighted their fascinating NSF funded research. Guests could also enjoy a variety of fun science and engineering-related...

Researching how musical training affects older adults' speech perception in a noisy environment

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Playing a musical instrument can do wonders for our brain. But how does it affect our hearing later on in life? Dr. Nina Kraus of Northwestern University is studying just that.

Perception of Danger in Tornado Alley

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Could lightening really strike twice? It often does in Tornado Alley, where storms wreak havoc and crush entire communities in minutes. But do people see it that way? After the 2006 Iowa City tornado, psychologist Jerry Suls and colleagues at the University of Iowa explored how Iowa City's residents perceived the risk of being hit by tornadoes in the future—perceptions that could have implications for disaster preparedness and response. Credit: Produced by Amina Khan, National Science...

Star Songs

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Several different types of stars and their flickers translated into audio files.

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The Physics of Popping a Water Balloon

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Take a slow motion look at what actually happens when a water balloon bursts.

Our Built Environment: It Takes Energy

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Can we rethink the way buildings use energy? John Ochsendorf, an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture at MIT, is working with his students to change the way buildings are made and how they consume energy.