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Friday, May 2, 2014 Permalink

Science Friday: Elephant 'Words', Rubik's Cube, Money Apps


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Elephants Use Different 'Words' to Signal Danger

African elephants use different types of rumbles to signal danger from bees or humans.

Professional forager Tama Matsuoka Wong gives tips for picking wild plants safely and sustainably.

The gender of a researcher might influence the stress levels of laboratory mice.

Sneezes and coughs generate gas clouds that can spread germs farther than previously imagined.

The Rubik’s Cube has over 43 quintillion different starting combinations.

Electronic musician Squarepusher talks about writing Music for Robots.

Forget balancing a checkbook. Today there are better ways for the budget-minded to keep track of bank balances.