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X-Ray Tape

A new way to take x-rays: plastic tape!

Artificial Trees

Engineers develop the world's first synthetic tree - in the form of a palm-sized piece of the same material used in contact lenses.

Alien DNA

Molecular biologists find signs of an ancient invasion - in DNA.


The human brain maintains control by playing with our senses.

Oh Canada

Do we have Canadians to thank for our very existence?

Wasp Memory

For creatures with teeny tiny brains, wasps have surprisingly good memories.

Bus Stop

Mathematicians answer the eternal question of whether it's better to wait or walk.

Clandestine Wine

With the help of nuclear fallout, scientists are putting a stopper on wine fraud.

Flower Power

Floral fingerprints on bullets may soon help cops link firearms to shooters.

Toady Terror

To solve the problem of a blight of cane toads in Australia, researchers plan to... release more toads?