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Dolphins recorded having a conversation 'just like two people' for first time

Two dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time after scientists developed an underwater microphone which could distinguish the animals' different "voices".<p>Researchers have known for decades that the mammals had an advanced form of communication, using distinctive clicks …

Black Sea

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children<p>For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well …

Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces hydrogen

<b>Bill Burton, UIC News Center</b> -- Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that …

Chemistry

Leah McLaren: Birth shaming is about controlling women, not helping babies

Last week, Jools Oliver, the designer and wife of celebrity chef Jamie, gave birth to the couple's fifth child. Shortly after, her husband tweeted what has now become gold-standard information in social-media birth announcements – not the name and weight of the baby (today, those are considered …

Seals help plug Antarctic water mystery

Elephant seals have helped scientists to demonstrate that fresh water from Antarctic's melting ice shelves slows the processes responsible for the …

Kelly: There is no ‘right’ Olympic body, and that’s the point

Shortly after she'd won a bronze medal, Jen Kish was asked to compare a rugby body to a gymnastics body.<p>"The stigma around … [a small pause for consideration] … I'm not the most feminine-looking person in this room," the Canadian women's rugby captain said. "At the end of the day, if you can look …

Want to Stick to Your Habits? Science Says This Will Double Your Success Rate

This will ensure your positive habits always happen, no matter what.<p>The internet is chock full of good habits that can change your success for the better. But actually sticking to them is a completely different story.<p>This unexpected journey called life gets in the way, and when we have a task list …

Is Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 the iPhone you've always wanted? (The 3:59, Ep. 88)

Today's show is all about Samsung's latest flagship phone, and whether it's got the chops to take on Apple's jumbo handset.

Galaxy Note

You’ve got a nerve

SINCE nobody really knows how brains work, those researching them must often resort to analogies. A common one is that a brain is a sort of squishy, …

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

Medical benefits of flossing teeth unproven

It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.<p>Except there's little proof that flossing works.<p>Still, the federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have pushed the practice for decades. Dentists …

Workflow Lets You Put Shortcuts To Frequent Actions Right In iOS’ Notification Center

Workflow, the clever if somewhat geeky app aimed at iOS power users that helps you automate frequent tasks you perform on your iPhone or tablet, like ordering an Uber to your next event, making a GIF from your photos, creating reminders that alert you when you arrive at a particular destination, …

Quantum Teleportation Reaches Farthest Distance Yet

A new distance record has been set in the strange world of quantum teleportation.<p>In a recent experiment, the quantum state (the direction it was …