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Science: March 2012 Archives

Evolution of the Runner's High

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

It's a gush of good feelings that surge through your body when you've been running long and hard enough. As it turns out, dogs feel it as well and now one researcher is connecting the dots between species to understand the evolutionary reasons for the Runner's High. Michael Bhardwaj has the story.

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US Navy's Robot 'Hunger Games'

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

In the hit book and new movie, teens enter the arena and either live, or die trying. Well researchers have their sights set on a real world version of the "Hunger Games" arena, developed by the US Navy. The Navy is now testing their robot soldiers there, to see if they can survive under extreme conditions. Michael Bhardwaj has that story.


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Science: The Science Of Airplane Food

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Airline food has a reputation for being too bland, too mushy, too dry. The problem may not be the way it's prepared.  It could be you - and the physical changes that happen to your body, up in the air.  Scientists are teaming up with airline chefs to figure how to solve the problem. Michael Bhardwaj has the details.

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