September 28, 2012 Angry pet owners who believe contaminated Waggin' Train chicken jerky strips killed their pets are targeting the stores that sell them. Meanwhile, the FDA says it doesn't have enough evidence to issue a recall.
September 28, 2012 When William Buckland was a kid, an undergraduate at Oxford in the late 1790s, he pulled a prank that was so rude, so smart, and so biologically sophisticated for his day, he deserves a crown for The Best Use of Grass Ever.
September 27, 2012 NASA's Curiosity rover has found definitive proof that water once ran across the surface of Mars, the agency announced today. NASA scientists say that new photos from the rover show rocks that were smoothed and rounded by water. The rocks are in a large canyon and nearby channels that were cut by flowing water, making up an alluvial fan.
September 27, 2012 Using silicon, magnesium and a special type of silk, scientists have created electronic circuits that dissolve in liquid. Electronics like these could be useful in future implantable medical devices.
September 27, 2012 Foodwise, we live in choosy times, mostly choosing "no thank you." That's why you should know about two men who went wildly, dramatically, the other way. They tried to eat everything, no matter how improbable — things like lark's tongue pie and the heart of one famous king.
September 27, 2012 A huge, magnitude-8.7 earthquake in April produced stronger ground shaking than any earthquake ever recorded, and surprised seismologists by triggering more than a dozen moderate earthquakes around the world. One seismologist thinks we're witnessing the gradual evolution of a new boundary between tectonic plates.
September 26, 2012 Scientists have partially decoded the genetic sequence of a new virus, which has killed one man and hospitalized another. Advances in sequencing technologies have helped health workers rapidly respond to the virus in ways that they couldn't during the SARS epidemic of 2002.
September 26, 2012 Two new Republican groups are bucking their party's widespread rejection of climate science. They're targeting young people, warning of the national security risks of fossil fuel dependence, and touting free market ideas to deal with global warming.
September 26, 2012 Scientists have discovered that a mouse found in Africa can lose large patches of skin and then grow it back without scarring, perhaps as a way of escaping the clutches of a predator. It's a finding that challenges the conventional view that mammals have an extremely limited ability to replace injured body parts.
September 26, 2012 Genetically modified apples that don't go brown could become the first transgenic apple varieties approved for sale in the U.S. Scientists say they're safe to eat, but the real question is, will consumers buy them?