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The art and science of the bottom of a whisky glass

Photographer Ernie Button discovered a world of beauty -- and fluid science -- in the residue of evaporated whisky.

By 27 November 2014

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Appliance Science: The illuminating physics behind LED lights

LED lights are the latest thing in home lighting, using less energy and lasting longer than their incandescent cousins. How do they work? Find out in the latest installment of Appliance Science.

By 19 November 2014

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Science definitively proves that kissing is gross

When we kiss, we're not only sharing a passionate embrace with our lover, but also around several million bacteria. Here's why that might not be such a bad thing.

By 18 November 2014

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Musician uses science to help you see sound

A series of sound-visualisation experiments form the basis of the music video for a new single by musician Nigel Stanford.

By 17 November 2014

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The top 20 catchiest songs of all time, according to science

A year-long survey by the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester has revealed the top 10 most persistent earworms -- with the Spice Girls topping the list.

By 4 November 2014

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Food Cycle Science Food Cycler: Home

This luxurious in-home composter promises to recycle your food waste in a matter of hours.

By 1 March 2014

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Crave Ep. 182: The catchiest songs ever, according to science

Researchers have compiled a list of the 10 most persistent earworms. Guess where the Spice Girls fall in the ranking.

By 8 November 2014

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The catchiest songs ever, according to science, Ep. 182

This week on Crave, we learn to scratch analog audio tape like a hip-hop DJ, give a warm Hodor to Hodor, and watch some astronauts play with a sphere of water molecules in outer space. All that and more on this week's interstellar Crave show.

By 8 November 2014

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Sexy molecules! Comedian Megan Amram talks 'Science... for Her!' (Q&A)

"Parks and Recreation" writer Megan Amram offers up a "raunchy, crazy" textbook full of carbon dating, physics as nail art and kale.

By 6 November 2014

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Get ready for a 'Mystery Science Theater' streaming marathon

Football schmootball. Instead of watching NFL teams throw the pigskin around this Thanksgiving, why not watch a "Mystery Science Theater 3000" marathon with new intros by the series creator?

By 5 November 2014