A sample dish, otherwise known as a bacterial cage match Anne Rayner / Vanderbilt Humans could never have figured out how to get rid of potentially harmful bacteria without harnessing the bacteria themselves; when bacteria are under fire, they can create a special biological agent designed to eliminate their attackers.
Solar Impulse 2 coming in for landing in Hawaii Solar Impulse There's light at the end of the tunnel.
Progress 60 Lift Off NASA In the wee hours of the morning, a Russian rocket packed with 6,000 pounds of food, fuel, and supplies successfully launched toward the International Space Station.
Shapeshifting Material Chao Chen A new material changes shape when wet, a property that has numerous uses in design and around the house.
Youths stuck on a rock Screenshot by author, from Facebook This week, a 12-year-old and an 18-year-old were stranded on a rock surrounded by rapids after a tubing accident.
Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010 US Coast Guard/Wikimedia Commons The Department of Justice and oil company BP announced today that they had reached an $18.7 billion settlement over issues related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Tactical Reconnaissance Vehicle Photo by Malloy Aeronautics, via U.S. Army The U.S. Army definitely wants hoverbikes.
Underwater Garden OceanReefGroup/YouTube An underwater greenhouse in the Nemo's Garden project. There actually is an octopus in this garden.
Toyota Mirai Toyota The Toyota Mirai takes a big, 312-mile step toward easing consumers’ range anxiety when it comes to electric vehicles.
Michelangelo's 'Creation of Adam' as seen through Google's Deep Dream Kyle McDonald, Flickr CC-By-2.0 Created by digital artist Kyle McDonald using Google's Deep Dream program.
Smartphone camera spectrometer Jie Bao This is about the size of a quarter. Spectrometers are one of the most important tools in science.
When Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt made his infamous "trouble with girls" remark, we learned two things: The Nobel Prizes are really super important, guys.
Turinboy/ Flickr CC By 2.0 Crumpled paper balls don’t just look like brains—they act like them too. Larger brains tend to be more wrinkly than smaller brains, and because of this scientists have long thought that the degree of folding must have something to do with the number of neurons.
Blue eyes, smilin' at me Tobias D via Pixabay, CC0 public domain This week, researchers from the University of Vermont published a study in which they identify eye colors as an indicator for alcoholism—people with light-colored eyes, especially those with blue eyes, had higher incidences of alcohol dependency than their dark-eyed peers.
Seahorse shellac/FlickrCC by 2.0 We’ve got a lot to learn from a seahorse’s tail. Unlike other animals, these fishes' tails are square, not round--a fundamental difference in shape that scientists believe could lead to new developments in medicine, robotics, and even defense.
Volkswagen Assembly Line Screenshot by author, from YouTube Headlines rang out across the internet yesterday that a robot killed someone in Germany.
A researcher extracting oils from rose petals A. Cheziere/Universite Jean Monnet Roses are an ornamental plant, bred over hundreds of generations to have their distinctive shape and color.
Dirty waters NASA/JPL-Caltech A view of an oil polluted beach from the AVIRIS-NG instrument Santa Barbara is still cleaning up the oil spilled onto its beaches in May, and it’s getting help from a surprising source.
A Standard Weight Room Source: Wikipedia In addition to water bottles, disinfectant spray bottles have become commonplace in many athletic facilities.