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MIT Media Lab staff faked key elements of its "personal food computer" project, insiders told Business Insider. In one instance, staff were told to place herbs grown elsewhere into the boxes.
Researchers have suggested the strange substance could be "melt glass," formed from meteorites crashing into the lunar surface.
Believe it or not, female scientists are responsible for early sketches of the computer and the DNA double helix — but they often weren't given credit for their work originally.
Scientists have picked up electrical activity in pea-sized, lab-grown brains for the first time, paving the way to model neurological conditions and answer fundamental questions on how our gray matter develops.
A photo of the fish has since gone viral.
Scientists hope the images will reinforce the case for creating the world’s first protected area for basking sharks in this part of the sea.
If Earth's axis tilted to 90 degrees, extreme seasons would cause intense climate change on every continent.
On Sunday, lightning touched down at Clearwater Beach, Florida, injuring eight people. Here's what happens to your body when lightning strikes.
The rand is sitting pretty.
Scientists think modern humans left Africa 70,000 years ago. But a 210,000-year-old skull in Greece indicates that some migration happened earlier.
The find was so new to science the researchers had to invent a new scientific term for the tracks, which they have coined “Marineropodidae” meaning “seafarer foot traces”.
If you've ever felt that mosquitoes specifically target you more than your friends, you could be right.
Back in the '90s, most people took Pluto for granted. But fast forward to 2005, and then scientists discovered Eris, Pluto's twin.
The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant is closing for good 40 years after the plant partially melted down — the worst nuclear disaster in the US.
Worried about protecting your seaside chips from pesky seagulls? Scientists believe the answer lies in a good old-fashioned stare down.
Chances are we'll be taller.
In 2016, for the first time ever, more American women had babies in their early 30s than in their 20s.
Divers swimming in the English Channel near Cornwall came face-to-face with a barrel jellyfish about their own size.
India hopes Chandrayaan-2 will be first rocket to land on the Moon's south pole.
Norwegian researchers published a paper on the fox last week, and said it was the fastest journey ever recorded for an Arctic fox.
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