Archive for the ‘science’ Category

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Penelope Boston: Life on Mars? Let’s look in the caves

December 31, 2008

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So the Mars Rovers didn’t scoop up any alien lifeforms. Scientist Penelope Boston thinks there’s a good chance — a 25 to 50 percent chance, in fact — that life might exist on Mars, deep inside the planet’s caves. She details how we should look and why.

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Dan Gilbert: Exploring the frontiers of happiness

December 18, 2008

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 Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration of happiness — sharing some surprising tests and experiments that you can also try on yourself. Watch through to the end for a sparkling Q&A with some familiar TED faces.
 

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Where have the bees gone?

December 15, 2008

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Bees are dying in droves. Why? Leading apiarist Dennis vanEngelsdorp looks at the gentle, misunderstood creature’s important place in nature and the mystery behind its alarming disappearance.