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Seeing Less Helps The Brain Hear More

People who are blind from birth are often better than sighted people at processing certain aspects of sound. A mouse study hints at why: Even a few days in the dark helped "rewire" the auditory center of an adult animal's brain.

Chemical Study Becomes A Tale of Conspiracy And Paranoia

Tyrone Hayes, a biology professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has spent the past 15 years to studying the adverse effects of atrazine, a common herbicide used in the U.S. For much of that time, Hayes believed he was being watched and closely followed by Syngenta, the Swiss company that produces the chemical, in an effort to discredit his findings. Audie Cornish talks to New Yorker reporter Rachel Aviv for more.

California Is So Dry, Some Diners Won't Get Water Unless They Ask

Across the state, towns and cities now see waste in the the full water glasses left on diners' tables. Santa Cruz is one of the first California towns to bar restaurants from serving drinking water unless diners request it.

An Artificial Arm Gives One Man The Chance To Feel Again

Many scientists have been trying to create neural implants that will let amputees regain a sense of touch and control. One version has let a Danish man feel the texture of things he's touching. But it's an experimental model that's not yet ready for use outside the laboratory.

Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

Women who took a probiotic commonly found in yogurts daily while on a diet regime lost significantly more weight and fat than their counterparts who received a placebo. The findings offer interesting hints about how probiotics might be interacting with the tiny microbes that live in our guts.

Our Brains Rewrite Our Memories, Putting Present In The Past

Even people with good memories can have a hard time remembering the past accurately. That may be because the brain is constantly editing memories, updating them with current information. This may make good evolutionary sense. But it also means that some of your cherished memories may be wrong.

Electronic Tongues Are The Beer Snobs Of The Future

Researchers in Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue that really knows the difference between a pilsner and a bock. It's still a prototype, but its creators say it could some day replace human taste testers.

Science Guy Bill Nye Debates Creationist Ken Ham

Bill Nye, "The Science Guy," and Ken Ham "Answers in Genesis" squared off Tuesday night at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. The debate between the two men on the origins of the universe had been highly-anticipated.

Watch The Creationism Vs. Evolution Debate: Bill Nye And Ken Ham

Does it damage children to teach them biblical creationism? What are the costs of denying evolution, one of biology's core tenets? Those are the questions for Tuesday night, in a live debate between bestselling Christian author Ken Ham and Emmy Award-winning science educator Bill Nye.
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New Helmet Designs Effective At Reducing Concussions, Study Finds

A study of a new football helmet design at Virginia Tech finds a marked reduction in the number of concussions.