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August 31, 2018

4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About -- Episode 13

Survival of the laziest, weather whiplash, and more. It's your weekly brief on new discoveries you might not hear about anywhere else, all with funding from the National Science Foundation.

For more detailed information, refer to these news articles:

Self-healing reverse filter opens the door for many novel applications
Penn State University

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light
CU Boulder
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Future impacts of El Niño, La Niña likely to intensify, increasing wildfire, drought risk
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
UC Santa Barbara

New research suggests evolution might favor 'survival of the laziest'
University of Kansas

Original air date: Aug. 31, 2018

Credit: NSF

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