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Could Second-Hand Pot Smoke Make You Fail a Marijuana Test?
Science has the answer.
MIT Professor Creates Cancer-Detecting Yogurt
The dairy cocktail could replace colonoscopies and MRIs
Researchers Pinpoint Origin of HIV Pandemic
The pattern of infection followed the pattern of the rainlway system around Kinshasa
First 'Blood Test for Depression' Holds Promise of Objective Diagnosis
The test could also indicate the best way to treat the clinically depressed.
Teen From India Turns Breath Into Speech
A Google Science Fair submission offers a new way for people with developmental disabilities to communicate
A Real-Life Invisibility Cloak Built Out of Nanoscale Metamaterials
Scientists have figured out a way to use nanoparticles to bend light around objects, rendering them invisible
Sending Smells From Your Phone Becomes a Reality
We are used to sounds and sights flitting across the internet. Now it's the turn of smell
Turtles ‘Talk’ to Each Other, Parents Call Out to Offspring
The animals vocalizations are difficult to hear, and they don’t talk very much.
Winter Isn't Coming
Research into solar activity won't mean another little ice age, but decadal forecasting could be good news for business
Ebola Shows the World Is Primed for the Perfect Microbial Storm
Thanks to a population boom, intensive farming and poverty, incidents of emerging disease have quadrupled in 50 years
Watch the Discovery of the T-Rex in This Clip From 'Dinosaur 13'
Twenty-four years ago today, a paleontologist named Sue Hendrickson discovered bones that belonged to the 13th Tyrannosaurus rex ever unearthed
Part Human, Part Machine, Cyborgs Are Becoming A Reality
For today's bionic people, an antenna for colourblindness is just the first step - the goal is to receive signals from space
Footprint of Deepwater Oil Spill Bigger Than We Thought
The discovery of damaged coral far from the spill’s epicenter signals widespread damage.
The Goosebump Sensor That Knows How You Feel
The entertainment industry can now detect our emotions with a coin-sized sensor and tailor their products for maximum impact
Can Google Build the Perfect Human Being?
The tech giant is plotting a massive data-gathering operation to cure disease.
Scientists Question the Big Price Tags of Big Data
The long standing support behind large scientific databases may begin to wane, as scientists question if bigger is always better
T. Rex & Me
Peter Larson is a big name in the world of really big lizards
Science Magazine Transgender Cover Draws Criticism
Jim Austin, the Careers editor at Science, suggested the fact that the women pictured were transgender “colors things” differently
Stem Cell Teeth Grow at a Science Soiree
The oldest academy on the planet hosts an annual exhibition of the latest in cutting-edge science
How to Grow a Tooth or Look Through a Dog’s Eye
The summer exhibition of the latest in cutting-edge science, held in the oldest academy on the planet, has the answers
New Generation of Bio-Hackers Make DNA Misbehave
They gather in a handful of public labs across the U.S. to play with organisms’ source codes
Possible Link Between Autism and Pesticides
"Women who are pregnant should take special care to avoid contact with agricultural chemicals whenever possible"
Fish-Eating Spiders Are Everywhere
Scientists have found that arachnids across the globe have pescetarian predilections
Listening for the Big Bang
Scientists who made claims about gravity waves marking the universe's birth are under pressure to deliver
Newly Found Planet May Have Flowing Water, Astronomers Report
The planets are orbiting Kapteyn's Star, the 25th nearest star to our sun and can be seen with an amateur telescope
Swarm and Fuzzy
The most useful robots are small and insect-like, and rely on collective intelligence
Watch a Live View of Earth From the International Space Station
NASA is now streaming live high-definition footage of the Blue Marble
A Bee in Their Bonnet
Open-source activists believe a hive in every backyard could save the buzz
What Lies Beneath
The expansion of the Panama Canal has proved to be a gold mine for paleontologists