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Bone yarn brings new meaning to 'knitted skullcap'

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a way to spin good quality yarn from slaughterhouse waste.

By August 11, 2015


Whisky in space! Japanese distillery sends booze to space station

We want to believe in whisky that's out of this world.

By August 4, 2015


Need to sober up? A shot of the 'love hormone' could do the trick

Researchers from Australia and Germany find that buzzed mice treated with oxytocin act less drunk than normal. Could the findings have implications for sloshed humans?

By February 24, 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


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 November 26, 2014


California to use 1 billion gallons less gasoline in six years?

A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance charts reductions in gasoline use, and estimates future reductions due to CAFE and ZEV rules.

By May 5, 2014


Kickstarter science: beware the marketing hype

Yet another alleged "miracle" product has hit Kickstarter, but we're still some time away from a handheld food-analysing spectrometer.

By April 30, 2014


A good BrewNanny is easy to find

The BrewNanny Home Brew Monitor is a Kickstarter project that communicates data via Wi-Fi. Real-time results make it easy for brewers to track progress.

By April 2, 2014


Vinod Khosla slams '60 Minutes' for clean tech report

Venture capitalist calls report, which featured him and one of his portfolio companies, an "agenda-driven bastardization of news reporting."

By January 14, 2014


'Safer alcohol': No hangovers, plus an antidote to sober you up

British neuroscientist David Nutt says his substitute booze would still be relaxing, but without the negative side effects.

By November 11, 2013