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  • Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious

    Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious
    Indian food, with its hodgepodge of ingredients and intoxicating aromas, is coveted around the world. The labor-intensive cuisine and its mix of spices is more often than not a revelation for those who sit down to eat it for the first time. Heavy doses of...
  • Marijuana quality testing going mainstream

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Cannabis used to be what moonshine is to alcohol, its content as murky as a cloud of smoke lingering over a Phish concert. Now a cadre of Bay Area laboratories can tell you exactly what you're getting for your money creating reliability,...
  • How the sun can damage your skin even in the dark

    How the sun can damage your skin even in the dark
    The damage the sun inflicts on your skin may be even more insidious than was previously thought, according to new research.  A study published Thursday in Science finds that the effects of sun exposure can continue to wreak havoc on your DNA -- even...
  • Thumbs Down On UConn Shoe Thieves, UMass

    Thumbs Down On UConn Shoe Thieves, UMass
    Thumbs down to shoe thieves at the University of Connecticut who are grabbing footwear from hallways. The UConn Daily Campus reports that students are being asked not to leave clothing in halls because of the thefts. "We have unfortunately had several...
  • EXCHANGE: SIU professor pushing for fermentation program

    Giovanni Ravenna and Nick Galindo kept watch as the temperature crept toward 150 degrees. It was an otherwise normal day in chemistry professor Dr. Matt McCarroll's lab. SIU students gathered in small teams around hot plates to watch chemical reactions...
  • Tracking the Fukushima radioactivity plume across the Pacific

    Tracking the Fukushima radioactivity plume across the Pacific
    How long did it take a radioactive plume to travel the waters of the Pacific from Fukushima, Japan, to the shores of North America? The answer, according to a new study published in PNAS, is about 2.1 years. After an earthquake-triggered tsunami...
  • Space chemistry could be cooking up icy building blocks of life, study says

    Space chemistry could be cooking up icy building blocks of life, study says
    Where did the ingredients for life on Earth come from? Many scientists think the basic chemical building blocks for biology were delivered via comet, but the building blocks -- and the building process -- remain a mystery. Now, a team led by French...
  • Did a massive asteroid impact spark life on Earth?

    Researchers have recreated a split-second impact of a meteor with primordial Earth, and shown how the 3.5-megaton collision might have reorganized common molecules into some of the early building blocks that led to all life. The feigned cataclysm took...
  • Part 6: The Rise Of Global Companies Built On Invention

    When first lady Mamie Eisenhower ceremonially pushed the USS Nautilus into the Thames River in 1954, ushering in the atomic submarine era, the vessel carried 140 types of springs made by one Connecticut company alone. It was no fluke for Barnes Group...
  • Nuclear forensic experts prepare for the worst and hope to deter it

    Nuclear forensic experts prepare for the worst and hope to deter it
    If federal agents ever capture a stolen nuclear weapon — or have to investigate the detonation of one — they will turn to one of the most esoteric groups of detectives in the world. Investigators will need proof of where a weapon came from...
  • American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel

    American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel
    American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany's Stefan Hell won the 2014 Nobel Prize for chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the award-giving body said on Wednesday. The Royal Swedish Academy of...