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Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers: Efficient conversion from magnetic storage to light is key
How kids' brain structures grow as memory develops
For cells, internal stress leads to unique shapes
Mars: Meteorites yield clues to Red Planet's early atmosphere
Red moon at night: Stargazer's delight
Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter
Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered: 300-million-year-old predator showed way to modern terrestrial ecosystem

Are featherless chickens really GMO/genetically-engineered?

February 5th, 2012

Are those featherless, naked chickens GMO (Genetically modified organisms) or created through conventional, low-tech breeding? Does creepy equal wrong?

Stephen Hawking says alien contact a bad idea

April 26th, 2010

Think it’s a great idea to reach out to alien civilizations? It might be tragically naive, since they may want to destroy us. On the other hand, civilizations more advanced than us may already know of our existence anyway.

Jellyfish and shrimp-like animal found under antarctic ice

March 16th, 2010

Just when you think there are places on earth too hostile for any significant life forms, science surprises us again!

Ancient Greenlander’s DNA a surprise

February 12th, 2010

Analysis of a prehistoric human’s DNA from Greenland confirms that early migrations to the Americas are more complicated (and probably more numerous) than previously thought.

Folks trying genetic engineering at home

December 25th, 2008

Luckily no unfounded hysterias have exploded yet over this harmless genre of home science experiment kits. Of course the danger lies in exactly what type of genetic engineering experiments that are being done, and in this case, it’s extremely unlikely to result in anything of concern.

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