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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

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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

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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

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Sea plankton found on the outer surface of the ISS

Astronauts collecting samples on the International Space Station have found traces of sea plankton, and are baffled as to how it got there.

By August 20, 2014

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Stunning time-lapse showcases beauty under the sea

A marine biology student has created an astonishing macro time-lapse showcasing the delicate beauty of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

By April 8, 2014

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Stool sample sausage: Poop probiotics might make meat healthier

Food researchers use bacteria found in baby feces to create a sausage with probiotic benefits. They even say it tastes "very good."

By February 28, 2014

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Future robots powered by pee? Urine luck!

How to power robots that go where humans fear to tread? A new device works like an artificial heart to pump pee into the "engine room" of self-sustaining bots.

By November 11, 2013

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Life on Mars: Down but not out says Mars Society founder

Despite the disappointing lack of methane findings reported Thursday from NASA's Curiosity rover, Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society says that hope is not lost for finding life on the red planet.

By September 22, 2013

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Adorable dino night light powered by algae

A 3D-printed dinosaur filled with bioluminescent algae glows in the dark, fueled by photosynthesis.

By August 20, 2013

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Watch water freeze instantly as it pours

Stick water in the freezer and it turns to ice, but a trick allows you to catch it right in the sweet spot so you can watch it freeze instantaneously.

By June 13, 2013