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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


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


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


Qoopy luxury day care for chickens: I want to believe

Qoopy, a luxury day care service for pet chickens, has the Web buzzing, but you won't be dropping Miss Featherfluffers off there anytime soon.

By October 1, 2015


You're surrounded by a cloud of bacteria right now

A new University of Oregon study says everyone has a cloud made of bacteria particles that's as unique to each person as a fingerprint. We're all snowflakes. Snowflakes riddled with bacteria.

By September 23, 2015


Two opposable thumbs up! Apes can remember scary film scenes

Apes can anticipate movie scenes they've seen before, a new memory study shows. The study also produces the most hilarious film starring a monkey since "Every Which Way But Loose."

By September 19, 2015


Unboiled eggs and mammal bladders: The Ig Nobel Prize goes to...

This year's winners include an experiment that unboiled an egg, a study that tested how long it takes mammals to empty their bladders and other strange breakthroughs that sound like bar bets.

By September 19, 2015


What big eyes you have! The better to waste energy with, says new study

A study from Sweden finds that blind cave fish may have lost their eyes as a way to use less energy. Do they make energy drinks for nonhumans?

By September 12, 2015


Sperm whales develop culture, regional accents

A study comprising 18 years of data has found that, just like humans, sperm whales develop "culture" as evidenced by their regional dialects.

By September 8, 2015


Exoskeleton gives paralysed man use of his legs

A man who has been completely paralysed for four years has been able to take thousands of steps using his own muscles, thanks to a robotic exoskeleton.

By September 3, 2015