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Radiation Terror
February 21, 2003
image: ABC News

In June of last year, when Attorney General John Ashcroft announced the capture of suspected Al Qaeda sympathizer Jose Padilla, "dirty bombs" became part of America's vocabulary.

As this NOVA News Minute reports: A dirty bomb may be a terrorist's weapon of choice.
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Tsunami Warning (video)
February 20, 2003

It's a disaster that can kill thousands of people without warning.

But as this ScienCentral News video reports, researchers studying the movement of water are now creating better ways to predict where and how tsunamis can affect us.
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Publish and Perish (video)
February 20, 2003

"Publish or perish" is the rule in science. But as Americans shopped for plastic and duct tape, biologists and scientific journal publishers said they're concerned about who might be reading their journals.

As this ScienCentral News video reports, scientists now plan to police what they publish.
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Exercise Your Brain (video)
February 18, 2003
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We know that exercise can help you feel younger, both physically and mentally.

But as this ScienCentral News video reports now there is evidence that aerobic exercise actually leads to a more youthful brain.
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Strong Stuff (video)
February 18, 2003

If you've been lucky enough to spend a day on the beach at this time of year, you probably came home with a few sea shells as souveniers.

Now, as this ScienCentral News video reports, an imaginative scientist has figured out how one shell is made.
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Tibet’s Treasures
February 14, 2003
image: Broughton Coburn for the American Himalayan Foundation

You’ve heard of "high-technology" and even "low-technology," but how about "mud-technology"?

"Mud-technology" is just one tool being used in restoring valuable and ancient pieces of art.
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