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Chemists turn anthrax bacteria into cancer-fighting zombies

An MIT research team takes one of our biggest biological enemies and recruits it as an expert drug delivery bug in the fight against cancer.

By September 25, 2014

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DARPA wants to engineer fake bacteria to patrol the human gut

By building synthetic bacteria that can be taken in pill form, DARPA-funded researchers seek to keep our digestive systems in fighting form.

By June 16, 2015

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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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Chemists developing breathalyzer to detect and monitor diabetes

Diabetics can have a "fruity" odor to their breath that indicates high glucose levels, and chemists at the University of Pittsburgh say this biomarker alone can diagnose the disease.

By June 10, 2013

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Sneaky 'nanobeacon' delivers smackdown to cancer cells' defenses

By silencing a mechanism that allows cancer cells to reject anti-cancer drugs, a new breakthrough out of MIT and Harvard could dramatically increase the efficacy of treatment.

By March 3, 2015

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Appliance Science: The well-done physics and chemistry of the toaster

The humble toaster is a combination of physics and chemistry that produces a tasty treat. Find out all about the science of toasters and toast in appliance science.

By February 2, 2015

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Become an alien hunter with free online course from Harvard

Haven't been finding enough alien life lately? Maybe Harvard can help with a new course that combines astronomy and biology to examine how we look for life on other planets.

By January 21, 2015

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Appliance Science: The Clean Chemistry of Laundry Detergents

How do your clothes go from filthy to grunge free? Through the chemistry of laundry detergent. In the latest installment of our Appliance Science column, we look at the chemistry of clean clothes.

By January 20, 2015

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Appliance Science: How LED lights work

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 November 18, 2014

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Appliance Science: How exactly does a refrigerator keep your food cold?

In our inaugural Appliance Science column, writer Richard Baguley and illustrator Colin West McDonald explore the inner workings of the largest appliance in your house.

By November 4, 2014