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Lindsay Patterson

Sheril Kirshenbaum on the science of kissing

What's in a kiss? Sheril Kirshenbaum says there's a lot more to it than just lips on lips. Read more about the importance of kissing for humans and animals.

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.

Nuclear power is costly and risky according to Arjun Makhijani

Arjun Makhijani studies shows how the U.S. could have low-carbon energy. He believes wind and solar energy would be cheaper and safer than nuclear power.

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.

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.

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.

Tyrannosaurs as small as dogs

The early ancestors of tyrannosaurs 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.

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.

Global population is aging as we hit 7 billion

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.