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October 1, 2016

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October 1, 2016

Apple, Lettuce Can Remedy Garlic Breath

Sep. 23, 2016 — Garlic -- consumers either love or hate the taste, but one thing is for certain, no one likes it when the scent of it sticks around on their breath. Now, garlic lovers may have a new solution to ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — One of the biggest challenges in cancer therapy is being able to sufficiently deliver chemotherapy drugs to tumors without exposing healthy tissues to their toxic effects. Magnetic bacteria are a ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — To become a sustainable alternative to meat, reared crickets must be fed feeds other than the chicken feed that is most commonly used today. Researchers now present a study that shows that there are ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — Archeologists have further unlocked writings in the ancient En-Gedi scroll -- the first severely damaged, ink-based scroll to be unrolled and identified noninvasively. Through virtual unwrapping, ... read more

Popeye Was Right: There’s Energy in That Spinach

Sep. 22, 2016 — Using a simple membrane extract from spinach leaves, researchers have developed a cell that produces electricity and hydrogen from water using sunlight. Based on photosynthesis, and technology paves ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Researchers have established that reef fish see colors that humans ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Eunice aphroditois, also known as the Bobbit worm, buries its long body deep in the sand, leaving only its powerful jaws protruding above the surface. It uses these to grab hold of unsuspecting prey ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — Experts have established two new world records for the longest reported distance and the longest reported duration for a single lightning flash in, respectively, Oklahoma (United States of America) ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — A new water bear protein can protect the DNA of human cultured cells from otherwise lethal amounts of radiation damage, say a group of researchers, providing part of the answer to why tardigrades can ... read more

The Call of the Dung: How Flies Find Their Meal

Sep. 20, 2016 — Like many other insects, vinegar flies produce pheromones to call their conspecifics to an interesting food source. A research team has demonstrated in a new study that the flies' frass also ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — An international research team discovered a human skeleton during its ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.). The shipwreck, which holds the remains of a Greek trading ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Pigeons can learn to distinguish real words from non-words by visually processing their letter combinations, surprising new research ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — Despite individual animals having their own personality, this gets suppressed when they make decisions together in a group, new research has ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — After reconstructing the color patterns of a well-preserved dinosaur from China, researchers have found that the long-lost species Psittacosaurus (meaning "parrot lizard," a reference to ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — New research on grasshoppers and bullfrogs offers a conclusion about jumping: When an animal has less time to store energy for a jump, it needs a less stiff tendon than one that can take its ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — A new study has found that some freshwater stingrays from the Amazon chew their food in a similar fashion as ... read more

Food Waste Could Store Solar, Wind Energy

Sep. 15, 2016 — Saving up excess solar and wind energy for times when the sun is down or the air is still requires a storage device. Batteries get the most attention as a promising solution although pumped ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — An international team of scientists and conservation experts has discovered that the critically-endangered Hawaiian crow is a highly proficient tool ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Though the Roman Empire occupied Jerusalem and certainly spread its currency there, the only known Roman coins from the ancient Jewish capital have all come to historians and archaeologists through ... read more

Plum-Sized Strawberry Delivers Huge Dose of Intense Flavor

Sep. 13, 2016 — A new strawberry variety concentrates intense flavor in a berry big enough to fill the palm of your ... read more

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