Ocean Extinction, Conception Sparks, Brain Generosity & Epilepsy

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Our science guy, Neil Shubin, talks about the latest science stories, including a study on the health of the world's oceans, why sparks really do fly at the moment of conception, and a new study finding that generosity can be "written" in the brain.

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Researchers at two local universities are looking into how poverty impacts young minds. We have the story. Learn more about the studies, and view a photo gallery.

"NOW YOU SEE IT"

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Cathy Davidson

What does a scene of people passing basketballs to each other say about our conscious perceptions? We talk with the Chicago-born author of a new book that suggests radically re-thinking the way we learn and work.