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Dolphins: Adorable, Playful, Not As Smart As You Might Think

Dolphins are often considered the geniuses of the ocean. But some researchers have begun to challenge that notion, saying many mammals have similar skills and dolphins might not be that special.
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Ocean City Looks To Cash In On Wallops Island Rocket Launches

With the NASA launches out of Wallops Island attracting science fans in droves, Ocean City is seizing on it as a tourism opportunity.


The World's Largest Cave Chamber Rises 1,000 Feet

Newly measured, the world's largest chamber is as tall as the Eiffel Tower. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to long-time caver, Andy Eavis, who has explored the ethereally beautiful underground cave.

Dancer Needed To Move To Think

From the TED Radio Hour, an idea worth spreading: When she was 7, Dame Gillian Lynne's mother took her to a doctor, worried she had a learning disorder. The diagnosis? She was just born to dance.

GMOs Are Old Hat. Synthetically Modified Food Is The New Frontier

Scientists hyping synthetic biology say it may one day give us biofuels, drugs and organisms that will solve hefty global problems. But synthetic biology food is already here, and causing controversy.

Canada Identifies Ship Found From 1846 Arctic Expedition

The announcement that a vessel from the doomed Franklin team had been found came last month, but now archaeologists say they've determined that it's the HMS Erebus.

VIDEO: Glimpse The History Of Life In A Beer

It took more than a billion years of evolution to yield the biology behind a beer. Here, we bring you a video celebration of the science in a cold one.

Your Fellow Diners' Size May Affect How Much You Eat

In one study, people who ate near a heavier dining companion served themselves lots more food. Researchers say a fellow diner's weight is just one of many subconscious cues influencing what we eat.

No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?

Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park

The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rain forest. About 2,000 species are found only in the park.