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Scientists find color of prehistoric bats by analyzing their fossils

Scientists determine the color of ancient bats based on the shape of the melanin preserved in their fossils. If these bats had their own coloring book, you'd only get to use one or two crayons.

By October 1, 2015


Bar fined for serving liquid nitrogen drink that led to teen having stomach removed

Technically Incorrect: A UK bar is reportedly fined about 100,000 pounds ($155,000) for serving a woman a very unsafe science-based drink in 2012.

By September 19, 2015


Galactic collision leaves behind a stellar mess

A newly released Hubble image of a spiral galaxy shows the telltale signs of two galaxies colliding.

By August 16, 2015


Imperial Spherificator gizmo turns virtually any food into caviar-size pearls

Cheesecake with blackcurrant pearls? Rum with coke pearls? Chicken with Tabasco pearls? This super-fun kitchen device will make your modernist cuisine dreams possible.

By July 30, 2015


Appliance Science Experiments: Creating Edible Water Spheres

Spherification is a fun way to produce edible containers for water or other liquids. It isn't difficult to do. Appliance Science shows you how to spherify water and other liquids.

By July 28, 2015


Appliance Science: Edible water bottles and the strange chemistry of spherification

Could a modernist food technique create a new, less wasteful way to package water? Appliance Science looks at the curious chemistry of spherification.

By July 14, 2015


Supercomputer power gains tail off as China's Tianhe-2 leads the pack

The same supercomputer that was tops in November is again leading the supercomputer fray, according to the Top500 list.

By July 13, 2015


Venus shows off her atmosphere backlit by the sun

NASA's heliophysics missions capture a once-in-a-lifetime event: Venus' transit across the surface of the sun.

By July 9, 2015


Is this the new 'Ghostbusters' proton pack? It looks like a downgrade

Director Paul Feig tweets a picture of an unlicensed nuclear accelerator that appears to have been purchased from old Radio Shack parts, but CNET's Danny Gallagher likes the homemade look.

By June 30, 2015


Spider silk made without the spiders

After years of research, a team of scientists has synthesised spider silk in a laboratory setting.

By May 28, 2015