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Why Curiosity Rover can't touch that Mars water

An analysis of the water on Mars may have to wait until NASA's human Mars mission in the 2030s.

By October 1, 2015


Ancient amber-entombed flea may hold bubonic plague secrets

Fossilized bacteria trapped with a flea from millions of years ago could have something to tell us about the history of the much-feared Black Death.

By September 30, 2015


Drone flies through whales' spouts to sample their breath

Getting a breath sample from a whale isn't the easiest task in the world. But with the help of a hexacopter, scientists are getting the job done.

By August 5, 2015


Is kombucha tough enough to survive the extremes of space?

You can find it at your local natural grocery store, but kombucha can also be found bolted to the outside of the International Space Station.

By August 3, 2015


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


Corning's germ-fighting glass means you can touch an ATM with less worry

The special glass is just beginning to make its way into public displays such as ATMs and payment terminals, but Corning hopes it will eventually get into consumer electronics.

By March 17, 2015


NASA images show equivalent of 689,290 dust-filled semis moving from Sahara to Amazon

A new report and video show how dust from an ancient lakebed in Africa is critical to plant growth on another continent.

By February 26, 2015


Wanderers: 3D-printed spacewear for medieval Arab astronauts

A series of 3D-printed garments is inspired by space travel, symbiosis and the medieval astronomers of the Middle East.

By December 11, 2014


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 November 17, 2014


There's a virus that makes you stupid, scientists say

Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Nebraska say that the algae virus affects human cognitive functions.

By November 10, 2014