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Cagebreak! Rats Will Work To Free A Trapped Pal

Calling someone a “rat” is no compliment, but a new study shows that rats actually are empathetic and will altruistically […]

Grass Mattress Was A Stone Age Bed And Breakfast

In archaeology, you get special bragging rights when you can lay claim to the oldest specimen of something. Scientists in […]

Environmental Claims For Farmed Fish Don’t Hold Up To Scrutiny

Are shoppers getting their money’s worth when they choose a salmon filet wearing an eco-sticker? A study released this week […]

Vowels Control Your Brain

Here’s something you should know about yourself. Vowels control your brain. “I”s make you see things differently than “O”s. Here’s […]

Groups Fight Over Castor Bean Plan

A proposal to commercially harvest the valuable, but also potentially dangerous plant in Oklahoma attracts both praise and scorn.

Found: Earth-Like Planet That Might Be Right For Life

Scientists have discovered a planet not too much bigger than Earth that’s circling a distant star that’s much like our […]

Insects Find Crack In Biotech Corn’s Armor

Hidden in the soil of Illinois and Iowa, a new generation of worms appears to be munching happily on the […]

For Creative People, Cheating Comes Easier

Five months after the implosion of Enron, Feb. 12, 2002, Enron’s chief executive, Ken Lay, finally stood in front of […]

The Best Hike On Mars You’ll Ever Take

It took five years, three months and 27 days, but you can do it all in three minutes. Here, from […]

The Deep-Sea Find That Changed Biology

In 1977, a small crew of oceanographers traveled to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and stumbled across a brand […]

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