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  • Mercury: Tiny planet is still shrinking, surfaces wrinkles show

    Mercury: Tiny planet is still shrinking, surfaces wrinkles show
    They say the world is getting smaller -- and in Mercury's case it's literally true. Though it's already the tiniest planet in the solar system, scientists say Mercury is still shrinking -- and signs of that contraction can be clearly seen in wrinkle-...
  • Bionic plants: Scientists give plants super powers

    Bionic plants: Scientists give plants super powers
    Researchers at MIT are giving plants super powers by placing tiny carbon nanotubes deep within their cells. Some of the altered plants increased their photosynthetic activity by 30% compared with regular old plants. Others were able to detect tiny...
  • Caltech robot competition: Team Chicken McNuggets wins

    It's the biggest sporting event at Caltech. Six teams competed in the annual robot competition at the Pasadena school on Tuesday. Their homemade creations -- built over 20 weeks for $800 -- rolled, climbed and flew with a goal of getting an empty...
  • Indulge your inner kitchen geek: Genuine Ideas is the place

    Indulge your inner kitchen geek: Genuine Ideas is the place
    Have you ever wanted to stick a thermocouple in a carrot and chart the rate at which it heats in a steamer, in a pot of boiling water and in a hot oven? Does the phrase “latent heat of condensation” fill your heart with joy? Boy, are you...
  • Daylight saving time: 13 ways to survive the time change

    Daylight saving time: 13 ways to survive the time change
    Daylight saving time is little more than an annoyance to many people. But for some of us, the "spring forward" aspect -- the loss of one hour's sleep -- creates a national case of jet lag. And it's not just a bad case of grogginess, or the feeling of...
  • Taking coffee seriously, UC Davis opens Coffee Center for scientific research

    Taking coffee seriously, UC Davis opens Coffee Center for scientific research
    Coffee is no small part of our daily lives. If you need more evidence of just how vital it has become, UC Davis has opened a coffee-centric training center to give scientists a place to study every aspect of coffee production and global trade. "We think...
  • Family hallucinates after eating LSD-tainted meat

    Police are investigating an incident involving a Tampa, Fla., family who reported having hallucinations after eating meat found to be tainted with LSD last week. The family of four, including Jessica Rosado, who was nine months pregnant, and partner...
  • Peeing in the pool: So wrong -- and bad for our health, study says

    One in five Americans has admitted to peeing in a public swimming pool, according to a new survey. That’s 20% of Americans urinating where others swim. Besides being disgusting, peeing in the pool may be seriously harmful to your health. In a...
  • Dinosaur hunter is making prehistory

    Dinosaur hunter is making prehistory
    Scott Richardson is up at dawn, standing atop a rocky ridgeline near his base camp, a solitary figure in the slanting light. He surveys a primordial wilderness of dry creek beds and stands of juniper and pinyon pine. "This is dinosaur country," he says,...
  • Gravitational waves from just after Big Bang show how universe grew

    Nearly 14 billion years ago, in a tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang, the universe suddenly expanded from smaller than an atom to 100 trillion trillion times its original size, faster than the speed of light. This mysterious period, known as...
  • Bioengineer is working to make E. coli fight obesity, depression

    Bioengineer is working to make E. coli fight obesity, depression
    Scientists have made great strides in cataloging the human microbiome, the collection of tiny organisms that live on and in our bodies. Now some researchers want to put those microbes to work. At the forefront of this effort is Jeff Tabor, a synthetic...