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Peel back the layers on the biology of an egg

Appliance Science takes a look at what makes up that most humble of kitchen staples, the common egg.

By June 16, 2015

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Ravens are smart enough to feel paranoid

The birds show cognitive processes previously thought to belong exclusively to humans: the ability to imagine being spied on.

By February 7, 2016

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Appliance Science: The uplifting biology of baking

We owe a lot to an invisible organism that makes foods like bread possible. In the latest installment of our Appliance Science column, we look at our favorite fungus: yeast.

By December 16, 2014

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Human gene editing is about to happen, but don't freak out just yet

Commentary: A British research team has gotten the go-ahead to edit the DNA of a human embryo using breakthrough tech that could cure cancer -- or bring on a comic-book-style mutant apocalypse.

By February 5, 2016

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Creep-tastic cockroach robot refuses to be squished

Cockroaches may have a bad rap, but they inspired researchers to build a clever robot that can jam its body into cramped spaces.

By February 9, 2016

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'Prehistoric meat' from 1951 dinner turns out to be a mammoth ruse

When you explore the far reaches of the globe, no ordinary dinner will do. But woolly mammoth and giant ground sloth? More hoax than haute cuisine, new research says.

By February 4, 2016

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Using science to justify manspreading? Don't.

Commentary: Guys turn to science to mansplain why they hog space on trains and buses. But instead of excusing bad behavior through biology, why not just have some manners?

By January 20, 2016

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Zebra stripes as camouflage? Not so fast, Mr. Hyena

Zebras may not be nearly as sneaky as some people thought. A study casts doubt on the idea that those magnificent stripes are used to hide the horse-like creatures from predators.

By January 27, 2016

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Evolve's latest DLC character splices her DNA to use monster abilities

"How far would you go to stop these things?" A new monster hunter is introduced to Turtle Rock's multiplayer game.

By January 21, 2016

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TaxiClear turns mice, lizards into biological art

A new chemical clearing formula transforms mice and lizards into hauntingly beautiful works of art in the name of science. Crave's Bonnie Burton chats with TaxiClear's co-creator Michael Johnson.

By May 14, 2014