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Good teachers really do make a difference

Twin studies have shown that genetic factors can account for as much as 82 percent of the variability in children's reading skills. But while genes might set the bar for reading potential, a new study published April 23 in Science shows that teachers play a leading role in helping kids reach it...

April 22, 2010 — Katie Moisse

Blindsight: Seeing without Knowing It

Is it possible to see something without knowing you can see it? Maybe that's not so hard to imagine if you think of subliminal images flashed for a frame or two on a movie screen—too quickly for you to see consciously but perhaps long enough to add a frisson of fear...

April 22, 2010 — Graham P. Collins

Whale Snot

The question is: what do you use to study the health of whales in the wild? The answer is: not what you’d think. Unlike smaller sea mammals like seals or sea lions, it is very hard to obtain blood samples from whales without first killing them...

April 21, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Monday Evening Hilarity

First, this dude is hilarious: Then, get this, once the baby gets to be about, say, baby-sized, it has to come out. At this point, it’s WAY bigger than the orifice that lets it out...

April 20, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

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