If somebody is really smart, other people might say: "She's got a really big brain." But when it comes to brains, does size really matter? In this Science Update, you'll hear the complicated answer to that simple question.
Replacing damaged vocal cord tissue with a lab-grown material may restore lost voices.
In a study on genetic variation, the differences between populations aren't as dramatic as the researchers expected.
In this Science Update, hear how Mona Lisa's famous smile changes depending on where you look on the painting.
This Science Update discusses how planets called gas giants form.
Learn about a scientific investigation that tested the legend that said anyone who dared enter a mummy's tomb would die a horrible, premature death.
Strawberries are packed with vitamin C. In this Science Update, hear about a scientist who's studying strawberries to help make other plants more nutritious.
As number of households is increasing faster than the human population is growing, it puts a strain on our energy resources.
In this Science Update, learn about researchers who are trying to see if an interactive robot can act as a substitute for a pet.
Learn how how a quirk of dish drying shows off a fundamental idea behind the chemistry of water.
In this Science Update, learn how the water around us is literally changing the shape of the earth.
An extract made from grape seeds can help wounds heal faster.
In places where it gets below freezing in the wintertime, weather reports always include both the air temperature and the wind chill—that is, how cold it feels with the wind blowing. Wind makes the temperature feel colder because it carries heat away from our bodies. In this Science Update, you'll hear how the wind affects car engines in a similar way.
In this Science Update, hear how researchers are studying the eye's unique response to injury or infection to help with future organ transplants.
In this Science Update, hear how the discovery of a longhouse points to Vikings being in the new world long before Columbus.
Female lizards prefer to mate with males who occupy more desirable territory.
This Science Update explains how scientists are developing ways to identify and analyze walking patterns from a distance.
Art conservation is traditionally a painstaking and time-consuming business. But the process of fixing up a damaged Da Vinci or a scarred Seurat may become a lot easier, thanks to the work of mathematicians. You'll find out why in this Science Update.
A study looking at how early experiences can affect learning, especially the connection between physical and mental development in babies.
In this Science Update, learn about how the true purpose of dreaming may be learning.