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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Our science guy, Neil Shubin, is back to talk about the new PBS three-part series based on his bestselling book, Your Inner Fish. Watch a preview and read an overview of the series.

Lasers, Robotic Fish & Big Bang Afterglow

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What is a robotic razor fish teaching scientists about building better robots? Why are Argonne scientists going down to the South Pole? And how can a tiny laser boost high-speed data transmission? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, has those stories and more research news in this edition of Scientific Chicago. Read an article.

Songbirds, Psychopaths & Salt

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What can the songs of the Zebra finch tell us about the development of language in humans? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, tells us more in this edition of Scientific Chicago.

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Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to talk about the link between our bodies and the universe around us.

Dinosaurs, Deception, Touch & Nanoparticles

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Can lying be perfected? Researchers at Northwestern University delve into the art of deceit. Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to explain these stories and more in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

Battery Advancements, Bio-bots and Political Polarity

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How malleable are political views? And a robot made without any electronics? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to help answer these questions and more in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

“Brain Clock”, Microbiomes, Levitating Pharmaceuticals, Smell & Dark Energy

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Our science guy, Neil Shubin, explains how what appears to be a magic trick is helping scientists develop pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects. He has that story and more on tonight's Scientific Chicago.

Mosquitoes, Spatial Learning, Lefties, Higgs Boson Particle

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Why are there so few lefties? How can we help our children become better in math? And what's all the hype about the Higgs boson particle? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to help answer these questions and more in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

Microbiome Project, Bees, Music Training & Higgs Boson

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We go inside the brains of bees. Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to talk about bee personalities, the impact of music training on aging, and more news in Scientific Chicago.

Sea Slugs, Virtual Therapy, LGBT Suicide

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Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to talk about sea slug brains, a therapist app for your smartphone and more in Scientific Chicago.

Star Formation, Self-Healing Circuits, Cornea Gene & Math Anxiety

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Do you know someone with math anxiety? New research offers clues about what's happening in a brain that's anxious about math. Our science guy, Neil Shubin, has that story and more in Scientific Chicago.

Rat Empathy, Tiktaalik, Viewer Questions

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It turns out that rats might not be such "rats" after all. Our science guy, Neil Shubin, talks about rat empathy and other stories on Scientific Chicago.

Asteroids, Peanut Allergies, Fossils & Dark Energy

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Hollywood loves it when giant rocks fall from space, but scientists assure us that the asteroid passing close to Earth tonight will NOT hit us. We have a close encounter with our science guy, Neil Shubin, who also has a little show-and-tell with a huge fossil.

Penguins, ADHD, Tevatron & Leonardo da Vinci

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Sniffing out relatives? It may not be the human way, but it works for one finely dressed bird. We explore penguin behavior and more in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

Micro-Robots, Mice, Electronic Tattoos, Ticks & Toilets

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From a tiny shark tooth found in the Arctic to electronic tattoos that can monitor brain, heart and muscle activity, Neil Shubin joins us with a roundup of local scientific breakthroughs.

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