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Ancient salamander in amber shocks scientists

A baby salamander preserved in amber presents a scientific surprise, especially since it was discovered in a place where there are no known salamanders.

By August 19, 2015


Bacon-flavored seaweed is a thing now

Oregon State University researchers come up with a new breed of red marine algae that tastes like those sweet strips of delicious pig flesh.

By July 16, 2015


Were dinosaurs tripping on the grass they ate?

A fossil found in an amber mine in Myanmar reveals what's believed to be the oldest grass species ever found, with a fungus linked to LSD growing on it that dinosaurs may have snacked on.

By February 10, 2015


Could storm-chasing UAVs help predict tornadoes?

Gathering vital data from tornado-spawning storms, these aircraft could keep more people out of harm's way.

By May 23, 2013


100-million-year-old spider attack captured in amber

A once-in-a-lifetime find yields a 100-million-year-old piece of history featuring a fossilized spider attacking a wasp caught in its web.

By October 9, 2012


Why Houston should fight New York over wooden space shuttle

After an astonishingly arrogant putdown from New York Sen. Charles Schumer, Houston is left with a wooden replica of a space shuttle, while New York, gets a real one.

By June 1, 2012


Tiny monitor tracks vital signs sans skin contact

The 2-inch-wide sensor, which tracks heart rate, respiration, and movement, is non-invasive and wearable.

By February 2, 2012


New app lets you find--and make--friends in a crowd

Will eShadow, which debuts today at the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems in Minneapolis, foster friendships or paranoia?

By June 24, 2011


New technology converts exhaust heat into cooling, electricity

Engineering researchers at Oregon State University developed a prototype thermally activated cooling system that one day could produce electricity from a car's tailpipe exhaust.

By June 17, 2011


Ultrawideband gets humans one step closer to 'tricorder'

Electrical engineers present work confirming that ultrawideband radio technology could vastly improve remote, continuous, real-time health monitoring.

By June 16, 2011