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A new 2-in-1 desktop machine quickly recycles plastic trash into low-cost 3-D printer ‘ink’ at the push of a button.
Scientists in South Korea have developed a fabric that captures energy from its wearer’s motions and turns it into electricity.
Grit in one of Saturn’s rings likely formed in hot water on the planet’s ice-covered moon Enceladus. That suggests conditions on this moon might be able to support life.
This step-by-step series from the Eureka! Lab blog explains how anyone can do a research project and do it right.
Rabbits may breed rapidly, but not fast enough to compensate for the huge summer appetites of huge pythons roaming Florida’s Everglades.
Plastic in the ocean is a growing problem. New research finds that corals may eat tiny bits of plastic, prompting new concerns about the health of living reefs.
Broadcom MASTERS is the premier middle school science and engineering competition. Several 2014 finalists showed a flair for biomedicine. These young researchers tackled everything from diagnosing cancer early to alerting drowsy drivers before they fall asleep at the wheel.
A new bird flu virus threatens to spread outside of China. Experts traced the germ to markets where live chickens are sold.
Bisphenol chemicals are the basic building block of many common plastics. Some governments have banned BPA from baby bottles. But mounting evidence suggests that its replacement, BPS, may be no safer.
A few stars have been spotted departing our galaxy. The fastest of these might have been propelled by another exploding star, a new study finds.
The supercontinent Pangaea started breaking apart 200 million years ago. This may have been triggered by the shrinking of the Tethys Ocean, a new study finds.
Hellbenders already face threats such as habitat loss, pollution and disease. But climate change could make matters worse. And the problems facing hellbenders could spell trouble for more than just these giant amphibians.
The Intel Science Talent Search is America’s top high school science competition. This year, the top finishers took home more than $1 million in prizes.
By watching for light’s ‘echoes,’ physicists think they can retrieve information being relayed by or as light. It could make it possible for astronomers to view distant objects without having to see the light they cast off.
The black garden ant has been spotted defecating inside its own nest. Scientists now characterize these spots as ant toilets.
The lightning associated with some erupting volcanoes can be quite crafty — turning ash into lots of microscopic glass beads.
Roads and buildings that have mushroomed up around Los Angeles in the past half-century. Now, a study finds they may have created conditions that limit fog. And that could further dry out this very arid part of America’s West Coast.
Peppers can burn the tongue, but soothe sore tissues. Scientists have now sleuthed out how, and the answer shows a role for stretch sensors on cells.
Creosote, mesquite and other desert plants rely on different adaptations to thrive, even when no rain falls for an entire year.
Penguins may look all dressed up in tuxedo-wear, but their taste buds are the bare minimum. This means that the birds will never sense more than a hint of their meals’ true flavors.
Government scientists link directly, for the first time, a boost in warming at Earth’s surface to increasing levels of carbon dioxide. Much of that gas has been released by human activities, such as coal burning and gas-burning vehicles.
ompared to a half-billion year ago, sea creatures are, on average, roughly 150 times bigger, a new study finds.
New mathematical and aerodynamics studies find what seems to be the optimal length for eyelashes — the length that protects best. And surprise: Longer is not always better.