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This odd little bug could someday save lives.

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Think you'll win the lottery? You're better off betting on an asteroid.

Tiny Bubbles

Scientists whip up a froth of very small, but incredibly useful, bubbles.

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How hunger heals jet lag.

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An engineer develops a handy, not-terribly-damaging new device for crowd control.

Iron Bag

Scientists devise paper bags with the tensile strength of steel.

Radio Earth

Scientists tune in the song of the planet.