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Title: Ancient Gum Gives Archaeologists Something to Chew On

Ancient Gum Gives Archaeologists Something to Chew On

May 20th, 2019

Chewing gums found in western Sweden contain the oldest human DNA found in Scandinavia. Christopher Intagliata reports. Go to Episode

Penguin Poop Helps Biodiversity Bloom in Antarctica

May 14th, 2019

Ammonia from penguin poop gets carried on Antarctic winds, fertilizing mosses and lichens as far as a mile away. Christopher Intagliata reports.  Go to Episode

Kid Climate Educators Open Adult Eyes

May 15th, 2019

A study finds that kids, especially daughters, are effective at teaching their parents about climate issues. Go to Episode

Unread Books at Home Still Spark Literacy Habits

May 16th, 2019

Growing up in a home filled with books enhances enhances intellectual capacity in later life, even if you don't read them all. Go to Episode