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Opportunity in Algae

Pond scum, or blue-green algae, is a common sight in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.


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$345,000 Lab-Grown Hamburger

Mark Post, a vascular biologist at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, is about to create a proof-of-concept lab-grown hamburger.


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A Mouthwash to Rid the World of Dentists?

In a recent clinical study, 12 subjects who rinsed just one time with the experimental mouthwash experienced a nearly complete elimination of the S.


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Goodbye Hangovers: Rehydrating Beer

Since the beginning of time, it seems sipping on a frosty cold beer has been a necessity on a scorching hot day.


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Control Your iPad With Your Mind!

Soon, we might interact with our smartphones and computers simply by using our minds.


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No More Cavities?

The typical human mouth contains a writhing orgy of bacteria.


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Coming Soon: Talking Trees

To figure out how to listen to trees, the French scientists drew on their knowledge of how trees take in water—essentially by drinking from a really long “straw.” Inside tree trunks are bundles of specialized tubes called xylem, which rely on the attractive forces between water molecules as well as those between water and plant cells to lift liquid to the highest leaves and branches.


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Scientific Cooking Bizops

Milk, eggs, cheese, tomatoes, transglutaminase, sodium citrate…


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The Science of Christmas Trees

Christmas tree geneticist John Frampton rubs the sprigs of a two-inch seedling, planted two years ago from the seed of a fir cone from the Uludag Mountain region in western Turkey.


Teenager On Forbes 30 Under 30 List

A 17-year-old inventor from Texas, Javier Fernández-Han, the son of immigrants from China and Mexico, was named one of “Forbes’ 30 under 30″ this year, for his inventive use of algae to digest sewage and capture methane for use as fuel.