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US News | Science Discoveries

Summary: Get the latest science news about the environment, genetics, animals, technology, archaeology and space.

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 Tropical Hunch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30

Using global databases and sophisticated computer models to analyze patterns of emerging diseases, scientists from four well-known institutions are able for the first time to plot, map and predict where future pandemics might originate.

 Companion Pieces | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30

New research at the University of Chicago finds evidence for a clever way that people manage to alleviate the pain of loneliness: They create people in their surroundings to keep them company.

 Flight Path | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30

A new study from the University of Montana Flight Laboratory regarding the evolution of flight suggests birds evolved by learning to use their wings to run up steep surfaces in order to avoid predators and, eventually, became strong enough for true flight.

 Vote of Confidence? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30

Electronic voting technology easily passes the tests of voter confidence and satisfaction, but users still make too many mistakes, says a major new study led by the University of Maryland and conducted with the University of Rochester and the University of Michigan.

 Systematic Search | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30

A team of international astronomers reported the discovery of a solar system nearly 5,000 light years away containing scaled-down versions of Jupiter and Saturn, suggesting that our galaxy could conceivably contain many star systems similar to our own.

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