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May 25, 2016
How do you hide from predators in the open ocean? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Molly Cummings explains how fish use polarized light to disappear from view.
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March 4, 2016
Cats are the stars of the Internet. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Jessica Gall Myrick explores why cat videos are so popular.
March 3, 2016
Not all species on this planet treat parenthood the same way humans do. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Paul Hopwood discusses his research on burying beetles and whether smaller or larger beetles are better parents.
March 2, 2016
Should infants be learning language from electronic toys? In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Anna Sosa compares the quality of interaction between children and electronic toys with the quality of their interactions with books and more traditional toys.
March 1, 2016
You may know your morning routine like the back of your hand, but some people struggle with ordinary tasks. In today's Academic Minute, Brown University's David Badre says that examining how the brain puts tasks in the right order can help people who have difficulty with day-to-day routines.
February 29, 2016
Ski resorts aren’t the only ones that depend on a good base of snow in the winter. In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Justin Mankin describes how a changing climate may change the way cultures get their water in the spring and summer.
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