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Oct. 04, 2013

DIY Halloween Hacks

Halloween hacks for a "tricked out" trick-or-treating.

Windell Oskay, Evil Mad Scientist, halloween, halloween hacks, DIY, pumpkins, specimen jars, candy, trick-or-treat, spooky, ghosts, goblins, homemade, crafts, do it yourself

Oct. 22, 2010

Instructables Halloween

Need to put a little geek in your Halloween? We'll get tips from the folks at Instructables about incorporating some engineering DIY into your spookfest.

pumpkin, halloween, costume, diy

Oct. 30, 2009

Science of Zombies

Yes, we know they're imaginary -- but what would a psychiatrist make of the brain of a zombie?

zombie, undead, halloween

Oct. 30, 2009

Geek My Halloween

We want to hear how you're bringing science and technology to your Halloween festivities.

halloween, geek, diy

Oct. 26, 2012

Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite

Think monsters are make-believe? In his new book, science journalist Matt Kaplan writes of real-life zombies in Haiti, and how rabies infection could explain the vampire's aversion to garlic and sunlight.

monsters, vampires, zombies, Halloween, bats, literature, fiction, spooky science

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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