Artificial leaves convert sunlight into fuel at a rate that could efficiently power remote locations.
By analyzing the proteins in ancient dental plaque, archaeologists determined that British menus almost three millennia ago featured milk, oats and peas. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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Privacy concerns, cultural differences fuel skepticism about this approach in other settings
As mosquito-borne diseases spread, scientists are fighting back with new poisons, traps and genetic engineering techniques
New method that tests for insect DNA on farm produce could “revolutionize” agricultural pest surveillance
Experiments in mice suggest the technology has a long way to go before being used for pest control in the wild
The plant, which has spread to 11 states and was recently found in Virginia, attacks the DNA in human cells
Building your own rockets is fun. Building them for a cash prize is even better. Are you ready to compete to build a rocket powered only by effervescent tablets?
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Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back?
Security measures implemented in advance of the event have affected some scientists
Researchers engineered a portable device that detects even the tiniest trace of hydrogen sulfide—one of the primary offenders in bad breath. Karen Hopkin reports.
Four new elements were added in 2015, but some researchers say the announcement was premature
Light triggers chemical reactions that make beer taste like skunk spray and onions.
Scientists are now testing whether the fungi have any pharmaceutical potential
A structure known as a metal organic framework traps water vapor by night, then releases it when heated the next day. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The versatile carbon material can be used in everything from hair dye to running shoes
The final decision about which potential therapies to allow rests with the DRC government
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown environmental source of nitrogen