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March 3, 2008

Bacteria get a bad rap. Sure, the bubonic plague and cholera have killed untold millions of people, but a lot of other bugs do things we appreciate. They keep our […]

February 29, 2008

We’ve come a long way from Jack Palance dragging a giant Oscar with his teeth. As the opening sequence of Sunday’s Oscars showed, visual effects are now as important to […]

January 28, 2008

– Asks BJ from Santa Monica, California

January 25, 2008

The discovery of how pheromones work in mice may speed up human stroke recovery.

January 11, 2008

Tricking males into mating with other males may fight invasive fish.

December 21, 2007

It would surprise most people to learn that an exploding cell phone could pack enough of a wallop to kill them. A severe burn—maybe, but it’s hard to imagine an […]

December 19, 2007

After more than 20 years, researchers make a key discovery about red tide toxins, with some surprising applications.

December 17, 2007

The cell–the most fundamental unit of life–could one day be as easily programmable as a computer, according to Mark Weiss, professor of electrical engineering and molecular biology at Princeton University. […]

December 16, 2007

Fertilizing the ocean may not slow down global warming. The controversial process of dumping urea or iron into the ocean to induce an algae bloom in order to remove CO2 […]

December 14, 2007

A new type of laser scan could detect cancer before it spreads too far.

December 13, 2007

(meets Abbott and Costello and the Wolfman)

December 12, 2007

The Sound of Science. Listen to one scientist's perspective on the new development of stem cells from human skin and a discussion about the ethical and political implications.


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