ScienCentral News
 
environment general science genetics health and medicine space technology February 01, 2003 
home NOVA News Minutes archive login

is a production of
ScienCentral, Inc.
Making Sense of Science

NOVA News Minutes
Visit the NOVA News Minutes archive.
ScienCentral News and Nature
Nature genome promo logo
Don’t miss Enter the Genome
our collaboration with Nature.
Best of the Web!
Popular Science Best of the Web 2000
Selected one of Popular Science’s 50 Best of the Web.
Get Email Updates
Write to us and we will send you an email when a new feature appears on the site.

Sort by: headline date showing 1 to 25, out of 91 found


Watching Living Brains (video) - January 21, 2003
For the first time, scientists can watch individual brain cells in living animals for long periods of time.

Eye Spy (video) - January 14, 2003
Infants are more likely to view an object when another person looks with open, not closed, eyes.

Killer’s Brain (video) - December 17, 2002
For years police and psychologists have been trying to get inside voilent minds.Now they’re getting closer than ever.

How to Talk to Kids (video) - December 17, 2002
New research shows that the way we speak to children has a huge effect on their language comprehension.

Stress and Socializing (video) - December 10, 2002
Do you eat or need to be around people when you’re stressed? Scientists are studying the nerve cells of tiny worms to find out why.

ADHD Brain Size (video) - December 03, 2002
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller brains than average. Scientists have looked into whether medication is to blame.

Fancy Pants (video) - December 03, 2002
One scientist has used nanotechnology to invent fabric that actually repels spills.

Harry Potter’s Owl (video) - November 05, 2002
Harry Potter is back, and along with him, a barrage of phone calls to nature groups from people who want an owl just like Harry’s. Problem is, owls make terrible pets.

Beer Foam Physics (video) - October 11, 2002
A few scientists won the Nobel Prize for outstanding discoveries. Some others won the Ig Nobel prize for research that’s… highly unusual.

Learning To Forget (video) - September 27, 2002
Brain scientists are studying how we put painful memories behind us.

Safe School Travels (video) - September 19, 2002
They make headlines, but it turns out that school buses are not the most dangerous way for kids to get to school.

Sticky Feet (video) - September 06, 2002
A team of scientists may have discovered a way to take the fiction out of Spidernam’s sci-fi sticking power.

Troubled Teens (video) - August 23, 2002
Researchers are examining special brain x-rays for clues about teen suicide.

Mystery Map (video) - July 30, 2002
Is it the oldest known map of the New World or an elegant fake?

WTC Award - May 10, 2002
The man who engineered the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center was recently honored by the National Building Museum with a $25,000 prize, but it has nothing to do with September 11th.

Deconstructing the Towers’ Collapse - April 26, 2002
NOVA’s "Why the Towers Fell" explores the complexities of the collapse and the in-depth investigation that has taken place since September 11th.

Child’s Play (video) - November 08, 2001
Scientists studying animals have found an important reason for playful behavior.

Class Size (video) - October 25, 2001
A team of experts reports that programs to reduce class size can do more harm than good if policymakers don’t do their homework.

A Few Good Laughs (video) - October 18, 2001
Scientists say laughter depends on who’s laughing with you, especially their gender.

Walking Whales (video) - October 10, 2001
What ran like a wolf, but is related to the hippo, and now lives in the ocean? The answer: A Whale! As this ScienCentral News ...

Cheetah Dating Service (video) - October 04, 2001
A novel "matchmaking" service is coming to the rescue of the endangered cheetah.

Bioterrorism (video) - September 27, 2001
With bioterrorism a growing concern, whether technology can be used to detect such an attack is as important as ever.

Panda Pregnancy Puzzle (video) - August 23, 2001
Home pregnancy tests have made it easy to find out when a woman is expecting. But things are a lot more complicated if you’re a giant panda.

Gone Fishing (video) - June 14, 2001
Using a device that was once part of the problem, bioligists are angling for ways to restore fish populations to their old abundance.

Plant Impostors (video) - June 13, 2001
Researchers have discovered that some bacteria can act as microscopic solar energy cells, and could someday be used as bio-batteries.




Sort by: headline date showing 1 to 25, out of 91 found



About Search Login Help Webmaster
ScienCentral News is a production of ScienCentral, Inc.
in collaboration with the Center for Science and the Media.
248 West 35th St., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10001 USA (212) 244-9577.
The contents of these WWW sites © ScienCentral, 2000-2002. All rights reserved.
The views expressed in this website are not necessarily those of the NSF.
NOVA News Minutes and NOVA are registered trademarks of WGBH Educational Foundation and are being used under license.