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Staff Picks – March 22nd, 2013

Have a crazy week? Here are some science stories to soothe your soul.

NPR Science: Where do Mental Illness And Creativity Meet?

Can mental illness be reframed as a positive? Bipolar comedian and educator Joshua Walters talks about the thin line between mental illness and mental “skillness.”

Science Friday: Tiny Dancers Show Rhythm’s Root

Finally, hard proof that babies do not dance as well as birds. The evidence is all kinds of cute.

This week, Radio Lab explored the science of stress. Photo Credit: (bottled_void/flickr/CC-BY-2.0)

NOVA: Clothing from Slime?
Will we wear slime one day? We defer to Sabine Seymour.

NPR Science: Dunking Science: Do Cookies Really Taste Better Dipped In Tea?

An objective study reveals that hot water releases a cookie’s flavor more quickly in your mouth, silencing critics of the dunk.

Radio Lab: Stress

Having a Type A, stress-prone personality can be worse for you than smoking, but it can also save you should a lion attack. Radio Lab takes a deeper look at the ups and downs of stress.

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Seandor Szeles

    Seandor Szeles is the co-editor of the Secret Life Blog. He is most interested in the human side of science and providing take-away for educators.