| Mar 4, 2015
| 6:38 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 5:20 AM
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,...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 6:32 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 6:19 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 12:40 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:37 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:19 AM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:27 AM
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...