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Amber Alliger’s guide to using a lab rat

Amber Alliger’s guide to using a lab rat

A CUNY researcher studies how a rat’s environment can affect experimental results

By | Posted December 30, 2013

Mapping the shake, rattle and slip of tectonic plates

Mapping the shake, rattle and slip of tectonic plates

Seismologists can track earthquakes faster, and in more detail, than ever before

By | Posted December 23, 2013

Here's how NYC is going to start turning its food scraps into power

Here’s how NYC is going to start turning its food scraps into power

Inside the brown energy movement

By | Posted December 20, 2013

Caught in the crosshairs

Caught in the crosshairs

Dehorning is a controversial method used to stop rhino poachers in Africa – but does it really work?

By | Posted December 19, 2013

Expecting the unexpected in space

Expecting the unexpected in space

NASA has a long history of repurposing old missions that finished or went wrong and ending up with great science

By | Posted December 16, 2013

Dirty money

Dirty money

New research suggests that the bacteria Staphylococcus can survive on euros for extended periods of time, raising concerns over the spread of disease in places such as hospitals

By | Posted December 12, 2013

What’s the eco-friendliest form of birth control?

What’s the eco-friendliest form of birth control?

Keep it green when it’s getting red-hot

By | Posted December 10, 2013

People walking.

Dysevolution: How changing habits are making humans sick

A new book proposes that cultural changes in the last few centuries have propogated non-infectious diseases that our ancestors didn’t face

By | Posted December 9, 2013

When elephants are aggressive but fish just bite

When elephants are aggressive but fish just bite

Scientists have a hard time agreeing on how to measure an animal’s personality

By | Posted December 5, 2013

A preventable train tragedy

A preventable train tragedy

Why the technology that could have averted the Metro-North crash is stalled

By | Posted December 4, 2013

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