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Octopus Suckers Have Groovy Secret for Strength

Octopus Suckers Have Groovy Secret for Strength

Octopus suckers are extraordinary. They can move and grasp objects independently. They can “taste” the water around them. They can even form a seal on rough surfaces underwater...

December 1, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage

IgNobels 2013! Could you walk on water?

Some might say there’s only one person who could do that. But it turns out it might not be so impossible. The real trick to it? An exotic locale.

September 26, 2013 — Scicurious
As a River Runs Dry

As a River Runs Dry

Just outside of Thomaston Ga., a red dirt driveway winds its way through a forest of sweet gums, oaks, pines and beech trees, marking the lone driven track on a large swath of land.

August 31, 2013 — Robynne Boyd
Strangely Beautiful Sneeze Spray

Strangely Beautiful Sneeze Spray

With cold and flu season upon us and cooler weather increasingly pushing us indoors, it’s time to remind ourselves how to stay healthy.

September 23, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

If Climate Change Was Not Real...

... there would be a lot of other environmental issues to deal with. This is no big revelation, but it's a question I've been pondering recently: What is the state of the world, not counting climate change? Or rather, what if we managed to reduce CO2 emissions to necessary levels, what would our focus be on [...]..

June 27, 2014 — Tali Trigg

ScienceArt Exhibits Heat Up This Summer

Take a break from the heat this summer to step into some cool galleries exhibiting scienceart. If the exhibits keep pouring in at this rate, I’ll have to split up this post by region...

June 27, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Window To A Wetter Past In Tucson

Window To A Wetter Past In Tucson

When I lived in Tucson a few years back, I often wondered why a city even existed there. Modern Tucson is completely dry, save a few artificial ponds propped up for the golfing set.

February 2, 2015 — Alex Wild

Drinking from the Toilet

Treated sewage could be the safest, most environmentally sound source of tap water yet—if we can get over the yuck factor

July 1, 2014 — Olive Heffernan
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