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ENCORE: Seniors And Misinformation; How Poverty Affects Our Genes; Unplugging From Technology To Fully Experience Nature

We're continuing this week with some of our favorite past segments related to science and technology. Nature versus nurture is one of the oldest debates there is. But the answer might actually be neither. That’s because researchers at Northwestern have found experiencing poverty actually has an effect on your DNA. Plus, figuring out what’s true or false online can be tricky for everyone, but it turns out, older Americans are especially vulnerable to misinformation on social media. Also, in a world of never ending buzzing and alerts, research suggests that in order to get the full benefits of nature, you have to leave your devices at home.

A side-view of robust, all black bird at the top of a tree with a small brown nut held in its bill against a background of clear blue sky.
Rob Kanter

People wonder, what do crows think?

If you're interested in animal intelligence, you're in good company. This week's installment highlights some of the amazing things researchers are learning about crows. You'll never hear "bird-brain" as an insult again.

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