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The constraints of physical shape have helped guide life's evolutionary path. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Jayanth Banavar describes how geometry plays a significant role in development and evolution.

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November 3, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lycoming College's Daniela Ribitsch examines the arbitrary connection between words and the objects they represent. Ribitsch is a professor of German at Lycoming, in Williamsport, Pa. A transcript of this podcast can be found here. 
November 2, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Wellesley College's Bevil Conway discusses how the brain creates color and reveals methods artists have used to compensate for the shifting color palette of human perception.
November 1, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Bowdoin College's Kristen Ghodsee explains why after only two decades, many former Eastern Bloc countries are developing a growing nostalgia for communism.
October 31, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lock Haven University's Dan Shaw explores the range of theories explaining why many of us enjoy horror films.
October 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Purchase College's Paul Siegel discusses how facing your fears can help you overcome them, even if you don’t know you are facing them.

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