Science Nation - Make Way for Ducklings

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What wood ducks are revealing about threats to our fine feathered friends Parent birds know best when it comes to taking care of their babies. But, when food gets scarce and they are forced to fly longer distances to grab a bite, "egg sitting" time drops off. What impact does this have on their brood? For this and more Science Nation, go to: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

Science Nation - Body Rhythms and Breast Cancer

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Could working the night shift alter a woman's body clock enough to cause breast cancer? "One minute you're a healthy person, the next minute you have breast cancer." Ettamay (last name withheld) is up early these days. She lives a much different life than she did when she was a nurse working the night shifts. She would be just getting to sleep at this early morning hour. "I was always exhausted," she says. "I don't know any of the nurses, especially the night shift gals, that weren't...

Science Nation - Acrobatic Robots

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Dennis Hong is living his dreams ... literally ... in a lab filled with wacky robots "When I was seven years old, I watched the film 'Star Wars' for the very first time. It just completely blew my mind. All the robots and spaceships," recalls Dennis Hong. You never know where you will find inspiration! For Hong, a mechanical engineer, it was there, on the silver screen. For more Science Nation, go to http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp