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In Ancient Ore. Dump, Clues To The First Americans?

Some of the most interesting discoveries in archaeology come from sifting through ancient garbage dumps. Scientists working in Oregon have […]

Three Secrets To Crispy Pickles, And A ‘Lost Recipe’ Found

Whether you’re a veteran canner or you’ve just discovered this hot trend and want to get in on National Can […]

‘Stereotype Threat’: Why Women Quit Science Jobs

Walk into any tech company or university math department, and you’ll likely see a gender disparity: Fewer women than men […]

Thinking Too Much About Chalk

One day, the great novelist and essayist G. K. Chesterton decided to go sketching. He brought his colored chalks, his […]

Woman On Street Attacked By Giant Snail, It Seems

Here’s what got Nagai Hideyuki excited. Hideyuki lives inTokyo. He’s now 21. This photo was taken on the other side […]

Why Silk May Be Added To Vaccines Someday

Silk is in neckties, scarves and some fancy underwear and pajamas. Before too long, it might just help keep people […]

‘Electrified Sheep’ And Other Odd Experiments

The history of science is not limited to scientists in white coats working quietly with beakers and burners. Sometimes, in […]

Dead Reefs Can Come Back To Life, Study Says

Coral reefs may be able to recover from disaster, according to a study that provides a bit of reassurance about […]

CERN Says It’s Detected A New Particle, Likely The Higgs Boson

Teams of scientists using the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, announced in Geneva […]

Showing Vultures A Little Love

Think of a giraffe lying on the Serengeti plain. He has just died, maybe of disease, maybe he was killed […]

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