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    Next time someone is about to spoil your favorite show, don't plug your ears: research shows that spoilers actually make you enjoy stories.

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    This researcher shows us how both our favorite superheroes and real-world scientists create materials to save the world every day.

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  • Can Lasers Make The Internet Faster?

    Our demands for Internet speed are outpacing the technology. UC San Diego alum Janelle Shane has an answer: lasers.

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  • Could Poop Power Our Cars?

    Is brown the new green? UCLA researchers are using waste matter (yes, including poop) to make a new generation of advanced biofuels.

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  • Can We Use Wi-Fi To See Through Walls?

    We use Wi-Fi to stay connected, but Yasamin Mostofi shows that Wi-Fi can also be used to sense the world around us - even behind walls.

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  • How Morals Influence If You're Liberal Or Conservative

    Are your political views based on facts or your morals? What makes a libertarian tick? Peter Ditto explains how morals shape our worldview.

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  • The Global Warming Facts You Need to Know

    UC San Diego's climate scientist V. Ramanathan explains how existing technology could be the answer to reducing climate change.

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  • The Science Behind Hollywood Explosions

    How do filmmakers create a big explosion? Theodore Kim explains how his software creates the smoke effects seen in many Hollywood films.

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  • What Does Sugar Actually Do To Your Body?

    The effects of sugar can take your body down a vicious cycle known as metabolic syndrome. UC Davis' Kimber Stanhope explains how.

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  • Do High Fives Help Sports Teams Win?

    A UC Berkeley professor examined NBA games to see if there is a relationship between a team's success and how often they touch.

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