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Spark Blog: Twitter Trivia

Can you use Google and Twitter? If so, wrangle with these trivia questions to receive free science DVDs.

Aug 11th, 2009 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Behind the Scenes and Inside the Skulls

We took a look inside Alan's brain using an MRI machine. Apparently he has quite a plump hippocampus.

Aug 7th, 2009 | 4 comments

Spark Blog: Squirrels Bury Nuts, But Are They Planning Ahead?

Dan Gilbert and Alan Alda discuss whether animals have the ability to "prospect," or plan ahead.

Jul 1st, 2009 | 7 comments

Spark Blog: Video: Filming on a Freezing Footbridge

Producer Graham Chedd thought a chat en plein air would add some visual variation from the two-guys-sitting-on-a-couch-type shot that's always easy to get in a professor’s office.

Jun 10th, 2009 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Share Your Spark!

Submit your drawings, photos, videos, or text that answer the question, "What makes us human?" Your responses will be posted on this web site, and a selection will appear on-screen during the broadcast!

Jun 8th, 2009 | 11 comments

Spark Blog: Video: Humaniqueness

Harvard's Marc Hauser has coined his own term for what we’ve been calling the Human Spark – humaniqueness.

May 22nd, 2009 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Video: Ancient Dental Cleaning

Amanda Henry showed us how she very gently scrapes dental plaque from the Skhul 5 skull’s molars to find out what our ancestors may have eaten.

May 20th, 2009 | 5 comments

Spark Blog: Larry Engel: Running Better in “Non-sneakers”

Harvard's Dan Lieberman argues that we humans evolved to become the best long-distance runners on earth -- and we did it barefoot!

May 6th, 2009 | 3 comments

Spark Blog: Video – Dr. Steven Pinker: Language Makes Us Human

Language is central to Steven Pinker's conception of what makes us human.

Apr 9th, 2009 | 4 comments

Spark Blog: Rewriting the History of the Modern Human Mind

Just ten years ago, the prevailing view was that the modern human mind suddenly gelled in Europe some 35,000 years ago. Alison Brooks and her colleague Sally McBrearty have challenged that notion.

Mar 17th, 2009 | 3 comments
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