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Sheril Kirshenbaum on the science of kissing

What’s in a kiss? Kirshenbaum says there’s a lot more to it than just lips on lips.

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Paul Wilson believes nuclear power is a good, safe choice

Nuclear scientist Paul Wilson explains why he believes nuclear energy should be a big part of our energy future.

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Arjun Makhijani believes nuclear power is too costly and too risky

Arjun Makhijani has done studies to show how the U.S. could have low-carbon energy without nuclear power. He believes wind and solar energy would be cheaper and safer than nuclear power.

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Jim Cane: Flower pastures for bees

Small fields planted with wildflowers especially to feed bees – called “bee pastures” – could be a way to revive declining bee populations.

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Harold Wanless on sea level rise in South Florida

Wanless said that with projected sea level rise of 6 feet – the high end of projections – only 44% of South Florida’s developed area would still be above high tide by the end of this century.

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Julia Clarke: Penguin ancestors didn’t wear black and white

Scientists discovered the fossilized remains of a species of penguin that lived 36 million years ago – and it turns out their feathers weren’t black and white.

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Steve Brusatte on tyrannosaurs as small as dogs

The early ancestors of tyrannosaurus Rex were no bigger than you or me – about one-hundredth the size of the colossal dinosaur we know as T. Rex.

Optical illusion video: You won’t believe your eyes

This award-winning video from Kokichi Sugihara of Japan uses visual tricks, not video editing, to appear to defy gravity.

Image Credit: David Riglar and Jacob Baum (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) with support from Cynthia Whitchurch and Lynne Turnbull (University of Technology, Sydney).

Scientists catch malaria in the act of invading cells

Hundreds of millions of people contract malaria every year. New high resolution images show the mosquito-borne parasite in the act of breaking into a red blood cell.

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Carl Haub on the graying of global population

Population experts believe 2011 is the year that Earth will come to have 7 billion human inhabitants. As population grows in this century, experts expect a greater percentage of older people than ever before.