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A vegan-cheese project on Indiegogo aims to replicate cheese from cows' milk without involving any mammals.
After years of research, a team of scientists has synthesised spider silk in a laboratory setting.
A protein in octopus skin is similar to a light-detecting protein found in the eye, enabling the cephalopods' amazing camouflage skills.
Evolutionary biologists turn back the clock on chickens to determine how they got their beaks -- and possibly make them look more badass.
A different approach to heat can make a big difference in the taste of food. Appliance Science looks at the warm (but not boiling) physics of sous vide cooking.
By silencing a mechanism that allows cancer cells to reject anti-cancer drugs, a new breakthrough out of MIT and Harvard could dramatically increase the efficacy of treatment.
US military research agency DARPA forsees a tiny implant that could restore sight loss or give you a heads-up display without a helmet or glasses.
There is, as it turns out, more than one way to unboil an egg -- and the new way carries great potential for the development of pharmaceuticals.
How do your clothes go from filthy to grunge free? Through the chemistry of laundry detergent. In the latest installment of our Appliance Science column, we look at the chemistry of clean clothes.
The flashing lights along the edge of the disco clam's mantle have baffled marine biologists. Here's what they're for.