Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2014’

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How did the Taung Child Die?

http://www.radiolab.org/story/taung-child/ Today, the story of one little thing that has radically changed what we know about humanity’s humble beginnings and the kinds of creatures that were out to get us way back when. Wits University Professor Lee Berger and Dr. Chris Stringer from London’s Natural History Museum explain how a child’s skull, found in an ancient cave, eventually helped answer …

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For the Birds

http://www.radiolab.org/story/birds/ Today, a lady with a bird in her backyard upends our whole sense of what we may have to give up to keep a wild creature wild.When the conservationists showed up at Clarice Gibbs’ door and asked her to take down her bird feeders down for the sake of an endangered bird, she said no. Everybody just figured she …

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Dyson and Disney

The James Dyson Foundation’s Design Build Test program inspires children to begin innovative thinking at a young age. Engineers were so impressed with one 6th grade group’s air conditioner cover that they made a prototype of the design. http://www.today.com/video/today/55475995#55475995    

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