Science Matters | July 8, 2015

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The Wildlife Rescue Center in Ballwin cares for injured and orphaned animals until they can be released back into the wild. They are also educating the public on when to leave animals alone, because not all babies are as helpless as they seem.
 
In Florida, a community is working on way for the expanding human population to co-exist with the black bears already living there.
 
We know the sound of the theremin for its eerie sound effects and sci-fi movie themes, but one musician is taking the electronic instrument back into the concert hall.
 
As public awareness of the dangers of concussions grows, scientists continue to look deeper into the brain to understand the injury. The PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan talks with concussion expert Dr. Michael Lipton.
 
How and why do people fall down? Researchers are using motion detection technology to better understand the kinds of falls that cause potentially  life-threatening hip injuries among the elderly.