Can a dog learn words?

Can a dog learn words?
Beeswax from honeycombs is found in 50 ancient cooking pots throughout Europe. That means honey. Good news for the sweet tooth! More »

Ancient wax: It came from bees!

Ancient wax: It came from bees!
Beeswax from honeycombs is found in 50 ancient cooking pots throughout Europe. That means honey. Good news for the sweet tooth! More »

Bugs for dinner!

Bugs for dinner!
What about farming insects? 2 billion people eat insects, and more should be, according to the UN. As the planet searches for protein More »

Mining data

Mining data
As the government collects security data, science is dealing with massive amounts of data in genetics, astronomy, meteorology and More »

3-D printing: Wave of the future

3-D printing: Wave of the future

Layer by layer, 3-D printers fuse tiny particles of plastic or metal, building complex parts from computer instructions — forget hold More »

A new iron age?

A new iron age?

Smelters refine aluminum ore, but not iron ore, with electricity. A new electrolytic process for refining iron ore could save vast More »

The science of cheese

The science of cheese

Cheesemaking is older than Homer’s Odyssey, but questions remain. Which bacteria make the best cheese? Must low-fat cheese taste like More »

When dead men speak…

When dead men speak…

How do bones, isotopes, historic records, DNA and grave goods tell us about the dead, royal and otherwise?? More »

Wave power

Wave power

The first ocean wave energy-capturing device with a permit to connect back to a public power grid will enter the Pacific next month. More »

Mock meat: Fit for grilling?

Mock meat: Fit for grilling?

Soy protein: It may look like meat. Could meat be grown, cell by cell, in lab dishes. Could in vitro meat solve health and More »