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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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Food Cycle Science Food Cycler: Home

This luxurious in-home composter promises to recycle your food waste in a matter of hours.

February 28, 2014

MSRP: $499.00

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Why is garlic breath so darn nasty? Science has answers

How can something that tastes so good and is so good for you have such awful repercussions for your breath? The American Chemical Society breaks it down.

By June 9, 2014

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Beer goggles are real, says sober science

Scientists at the University of Bristol in the UK insist that alcohol allows you to find people more attractive. This contradicts some previous research.

By May 15, 2014

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Crave Ep. 158: Bill Gates feeds his own blood to insects, for science!

Bill Gates pledges $40 million -- and his own blood -- to the Indonesia Health Fund. Plus, underwear that protects your private parts from public radiation.

By May 2, 2014

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For Improv Everywhere, pranking society is high art (Q&A)

The improv group has long brought its blend of culture jamming to people the world over. A new film celebrates the prank collective. Founder Charlie Todd sat down with CNET at SXSW to talk.

By March 11, 2013

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Men's underwear claims to protect your private parts from public rays

The makers of Wireless Armour claim they protect the wearer from electromagnetic radiation by meshing pure silver into the pouch area (and, indeed, all around).

By April 30, 2014

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Teen's science project could charge phones in 20 seconds

An 18-year-old's science fair project leads her to create an improved supercapacitor with technology that could provide superfast phone charging in the future.

By May 20, 2013

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Basis Science Basis B1 Band

The $199 Basis Band offers a powerful mix of sensors and motivational tools, but pass if you'd rather spend less on a fitness tracker or aren't partial to big, watch-style designs.

June 11, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating June 11, 2013
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Science says perfect french fries lie beyond Mars

Food researchers have pinned down the ideal gravitational conditions for frying "potato sticks," and they're not found on this side of the asteroid belt.

By January 6, 2014