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Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.
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A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.
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Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland

A revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet survived periods of global warming intact.
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So This Is How They Do It! Zebras Getting Stripes

The pink on a flamingo? Stripes on a zebra? Spots on a giraffe? All explained. Simply. Elegantly. Oddly.
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Bill Nye "The Science Guy"

Bill Nye, a Washington native, joins Kojo to discuss how he got hooked on science and what he thinks can draw future generations into STEM fields.

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One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

Ivan Soltesz studies epilepsy in mice, but says children with chronic seizures are his inspiration. He's closing in on a way to quell the seizures with light — and without drugs' side effects.
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Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended

It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.
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Japan Says It Will Temporarily Scale Back Whale Hunt

After a U.N. court ruling last month ordering Japan to halt whaling in Antarctic waters, Tokyo said it was reducing its target catch to just 210 animals a year.
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'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises

A team of international scientists have found four species of insects with reversed sex organs. The females' anatomy may have to do with their need for nutrients that only males produce.
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Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep

A new study looking at the nests made by chimpanzees in Uganda found that they prefer a type of tree that gives them a firm and secure sleeping platform.

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