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A witty public service announcement for The Superstition Obstacle Course, where visitors were invited to challenge some superstitions. Superstition Obstacle Course was part of the Mind exhibit collection. How do cancer cells misbehave? Watch and listen as cancer researcher Dr. Thea Tlsty explains how genetic blips turn cancer cells into the rogues they are. From fertilization to pregnancy tests, watch and listen as Xenopus researcher Dr. Thierry Brassac shows how these creatures, with their enormous eggs cells and their acts of metamorphosis, have been helping scientists for centuries. The water-dwelling planaria can lose its head and regrow a new one. Watch and listen as planaria researcher Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado explains how a little flatworm's might teach us about our own regenerative potential. Hear stem cell researcher Bruce Conklin explain why this science is important and what it's like to watch newly grown heart cells beat in a culture dish late at night. An introduction to the bee hummer, a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around. A detailed demonstration of how to make the bee hummer, including a discussion of materials needed, troubleshooting tips if your hummer isn't humming well, and a demonstration of how the instrument should be played. The science behind this simple musical instrument, including the concepts of sound, vibration, and amplification. An introduction to making a simple rocket and a rocket launcher, including a demonstration of how the finished model will fly. A step-by-step demonstration of how to make a simple rocket, including a discussion of materials needed and where to get them.