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The Bowling Ball That Invaded Earth

Former Scientific American editor Mark Alpert talks about his latest science thriller The Orion Plan, featuring the method whereby aliens most likely really would colonize our planet.
 

12 hours ago — Mark Alpert and Steve Mirsky

This Plant Bleeds Nectar to Attract Help

When a species of nightshade is injured by hungry beetles, it produces sugary nectar at the wound site. The nectar attracts ants that then keep the beetles at bay.   

April 26, 2016 — Cynthia Graber

When Art Falls Apart

As plastic used in modern art degrades, scientists turn to nanotechnology to put it back together

April 1, 2016 — Josh Fischman

Caging Chemical Weapons

Scientists have created hollow molecules to trap toxic gases such as sarin

April 12, 2016 — Elisabeth Ratcliffe and ChemistryWorld