• December 19, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Why smell is so closely connected to our memories and emotions

    Scent has the almost magical ability to transport us back to a specific time and place with one sniff. The holiday season is rife with these aromas: P...
  • December 18, 2014 |  The Pulse

    How repeated losing affects our body chemistry

    The Philadelphia 76ers can't seem to win and the team's losing streak might be affecting the body chemistry of its young would-be stars.
  • December 18, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Tech clay could play a role in powering the next generation of wireless gadgets

    The search for the longer-lasting, faster-charging battery keeps going and going...
  • December 18, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Can activists provide useful scientific data?

    Joanne Martin stands on the muddy bank of Brady Run, a stream in Beaver County in western Pennsylvania. To get there, she crawled down a steep gravel ...
  • December 19, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Self-described outlaw scientist receives John Scott Award for role in vaccine development

    In November, Philadelphia presented the John Scott Award to three innovators for their work in science. Taunya English profiled one of the winners.
  • December 18, 2014 |  The Pulse

    This week in science: High-fat diets during pregnancy and studying drug addiction through Legos

    Four different animal studies suggest that a high-fat diet during pregnancy may have adverse effects on offspring. Dr. Bethany Brookshire, a science ...
  • December 18, 2014 |  The Pulse

    A first look at how our germs are behaving in space

    Preliminary results are in for a science experiment we've been following (and participating in) on The Pulse, called Project MERCCURI. Darlene Ca...
  • December 18, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Comet discovery closes door to theory of origin of Earth's oceans

    Many other doors remain open.
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