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Plastic Worms

Tiny mealworms may hold part of the solution to the world's giant plastics problem.

Biodiversity Backstory

Events from 20,000 years ago or more are still impacting mammals worldwide.


Might seem counterintuitive, but some farm crops may be better if they let their defenses down.

Neighborhood Watch

Teams of microbes are at work in our bodies. How can we know what they’re up to?

Rare Finds

Nearly 40% of plant species are very rare, vulnerable to climate change


Bees that surf? The next wave may inspire future robotics.


Sizing up a growing atmospheric concern...getting 'blocked.'

T-Ray Laser

T-ray vision? Maybe, and better wireless communication too.

Learning Curves

Artificial Intelligence gets put to the test for vulnerabilities.

Better Melon

Sweet watermelons might pick up some survival tricks from their wild cousins.

Scourge Purge

Turning plastic trash into treasure

Thermo Dino-Mics

How do you keep a dinosaur from overheating?


New lens could mean slimmer phones, longer-flying drones

Fish Stick

How a little fish inspired a better suction cup.

Avian Exodus

They’ve disappeared from coast to coast: billions of birds from hundreds of species

Radio Bubbles

Bubbles in the milk – and it’s not a Frappuccino.


Turns out we humans have shaped the brains of our best friends.

Going Viral

Researchers devise a way to use a smartphone to detect norovirus.


Flying robots learn lessons about happy landings. How? A little birdie told them.

Focal Points

"Autofocal" glasses could track your eyes to focus on what you're looking at


Researchers have developed a new tool to monitor people for cardiac arrest while they're asleep

Perceptible Difference

New study involving macaque monkeys suggest that speech and music might have shaped the human brain

Next Wave

Scientists are making waves until they bring the house down

Stress Test

Researchers have developed a new test that can easily measure common stress hormones


Bacteria's use of "swim and tumble" maneuvers helps them move toward food or away from poison.

Tomato Source

Researchers have created a genome that captures the genetic information of closely related tomatoes


Researchers say a smart suitcase that warns blind users of impending collisions.

Plaque Attack

Scientists have tested minibots mettle in fighting tooth decay and infection from plaque.

Drawer Bones

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than a polar bear.

'Paca Punch

Mini-antibodies found in the blood of camels, alpacas and llamas may help solve a problem in the can

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