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One of the main reasons humans are different from robots is that we can recognize ourselves in a mirror. One robot begins to break down that barrier.
August 31, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Laura Shin
Given the fact that it rotates, you would expect the sun to have a slightly flattened shape. That’s why its nearly perfect roundness surprised scientists.
August 30, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Laura Shin
Playing video games actually improved the vision of patients born with cataracts
August 29, 2012, 6:00 AM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
Curiosity has been preparing for its two-year-long mission, and most everything, such as its first drive and first rock zappings, are going well.
August 29, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Laura Shin
New research suggests that sleep learning might be possible, at least for scents and sounds.
August 28, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
Just as animals fed a steady stream of antibiotics gain weight, two studies show a connection between exposure to antibiotics and an increase in body mass.
August 27, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Laura Shin
Scientists have discovered how furry creatures shake off water, which has practical uses, plus gives us this adorable video.
August 24, 2012, 3:03 AM PDT | By Laura Shin
One scientist is using pigs to try and understand why and how humans might burst into flames.
August 24, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
New research shows that playing scales as a child has benefits that persist decades later.
August 23, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Laura Shin
No longer for simply hiding your face, the new generation of military makeup will protect it too.
August 22, 2012, 6:00 AM PDT | By Rose Eveleth