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Meet the folks designing the future of mouse mazes

Shuhan He sees mazes everywhere—and found his second job making them. An emergency department resident in Boston, He also is the founder of...

Can we really ever know if animals are happy?

My tortoise is always glaring at me. Whether I’m feeding him carrots, stroking his shell, or casually watching him from afar, all I...

Making oxygen from water in space

Space agencies and private companies already have advanced plans to send humans to Mars in the next few years—ultimately establishing settlements there. And...

To combat extreme heat, cover your roof in hungry, sweaty plants

Like hot dogs on Memorial Day or fireworks on the Fourth of July, melting roads are now an essential marker of summertime. In...

Nike put its energy-returning foam into a shoe you can train...

Runners typically save their very best for race day: Their freshest legs, their best headspace, and their spediest shoes, hopefully coalesce to achieve...

Capturing this incredible star cluster required lasers and a bendable mirror

It’s a stellar shot in more ways than one. The picture above shows a star cluster 5,500 lightyears away from Earth, filled with...

We may finally know where the ‘ghost particles’ that surround us...

Ghost particles, otherwise known as neutrinos, are literally everywhere—trillions of them, each with barely any mass at all, are passing through your body...

Indigo, vermillion, and other ancient colors that have decorated the world...

You may have heard about that old, old pigment. It’s pink. It’s made by cyanobacteria. It’s 1.1 billion years old. A team of...

Aston Martin used 3D scanning and modern manufacturing to recreate its...

In the early 1960s, Aston Martin built just 75 of its dapper DB4GT racecars. Constructed largely by hand in a tractor factory, the...

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