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Title: Including Indigenous Voices in Genomics

Including Indigenous Voices in Genomics

August 21st, 2019

A program at the University of Illinois trains Indigenous scientists in genomics—in hopes that future work will be aimed at benefiting those communities.… Go to Episode

A Computer Tells Real Smiles from Phonies

August 9th, 2019

Slight changes around the eyes are indeed a giveaway as to whether a smile is sincere or faked. Go to Episode

West Point Uniforms Signify Explosive Chemistry

August 19th, 2019

U.S. Military Academy cadets wear the colors black, gray and gold for reasons found in gunpowder's chemistry. Go to Episode

Certain Personality Types Are Likely to Make a "Foodie Call"

August 13th, 2019

Some people go on dates just to score a free meal—a phenomenon known as a “foodie call.” But it takes a certain personality type. Karen… Go to Episode