August 6, 2013 Grapes that taste like cotton candy? No, it's not a GMO experiment but rather the result of good old-fashioned plant-breeding techniques. One scientist has already brought these sweet treats to the market and hopes our grape choices will one day be as varied as our apple choices.
August 5, 2013 A cyclist who commutes to work in Vancouver was surprised and angered last week when she found a note on her bike threatening its confiscation. Her offense? Parking in the "15-minute only" bike rack.
August 3, 2013 Based out of a conservation center for former work animals, the Thai Elephant Orchestra is just what it sounds like: a group of elephants trained to play enormous percussion instruments, holding mallets in their trunks and sometimes trumpeting along.
July 15, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the veggie burger at Burger King. Finally, vegetarians can eat with their friends at BK, rather than constantly finding new friends.
July 14, 2013 The Voynich Manuscript, a mysterious late-medieval document filled with illustrations and strange text, has befuddled countless would-be translators. Is it a book of natural science? Alchemy? Herbology? Astronomy? No one knows, because no one's been able to decipher it.
July 11, 2013 Unwanted chicks are filling up some city shelters around the country, and some activists are blaming fair-weather hipster farmers. But a closer look reveals another root cause: When urban farmers order hens, they often end up instead with roosters — illegal in many cities.
July 10, 2013 The ransacking of a charity store in Australia by a suspected burglar with a bad case of stomach flu had investigators puzzled — until a store employee discovered the 37-pound culprit.
July 4, 2013 The tiny organs created from stem cells aren't complete, but they act like regular livers when transplanted into mice, Japanese scientists say. Still, it will be years before the synthetic organs could help people with liver problems, even if further research all works out as hoped.