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Designer Probiotics for Cancer

New research on mice demonstrates a way to use designer bacteria as a non-invasive test for cancer.

October 2, 2015 — Cynthia Graber and Eliene Augenbraun

DARPA's Dancing Robot

Spot, DARPA's four-legged robotic pack mule, shows off nimbler moves and a quieter drive system than its predecessor.

October 1, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier and Benjamin Meyers

General Relativity at the Beach

A hammock turns out to be the perfect place to contemplate spacetime, especially if you happen to have some coconuts

September 8, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun and Clara Moskowitz

Bouncing Bots

The robots may navigate better because 3-D printing allows for a quick combination of multiple materials.

July 9, 2015 — Maria Temming, Benjamin Meyers y Eliene Augenbraun

Why the U.S. Crushed a Ton of Ivory

The elephant in the room—actually, Times Square: a ton of poached ivory that was mashed in some sort of souped-up wood chipper.

June 24, 2015 — Sabrina Imbler, Benjamin Meyers and Eliene Augenbraun

Carbon Dioxide Data Earns a Place in History

The Keeling Curve, which records atmospheric carbon dioxide changes since 1958, was just awarded National Historic Chemical Landmark status.— Jen Christiansen, Eliene Augenbraun, Benjamin Meyers...

June 12, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun, Jen Christiansen and Benjamin Meyers

The Science of Online Dating

Looking to get ahead in the online dating world? Science has evidence for some surprising tips.—Eliene Augenbraun, Christopher Intagliata

June 11, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun and Christopher Intagliata

Parrot Fish Poop Makes Beautiful Beaches

The beautiful white sand beaches and reefs of tropical areas around the world exist largely thanks to parrot fish droppings.– Benjamin Meyers, Julia Rosen, Eliene Augenbraun ...

June 10, 2015 — Benjamin Meyers, Julia Rosen and Eliene Augenbraun

High Heels, High Risk

Shoe-related dangers lurk underfoot. The rate of high heel–related injuries doubled over a 10-year period, and most of those injuries happened in a place you might not expect.

June 7, 2015

Is Lying Rational?

A new film presents the science behind when and why people lie.

June 5, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun, Daisy Yuhas and Benjamin Meyers
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World