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These 142-year-old seeds sprouted after spending more than a century underground
These resilient plants are part of a centuries-long experiment at Michigan State University.
Can we brew our own beer on Mars?
A group of scientists wanted to know if we can grow the ingredients of beer on Martian soil.
This sound illusion puts the scary in scary movies
Weird undertones aren’t for the faint of heart.
I built a room so quiet you can hear your own blood
Steve Orfield tests products in a super-insulated, reverb-free chamber to understand how loud the world is.
How one of the most remote places in the world hosts some of the most incredible science
Antarctica is cold and desolate—and that’s why it’s so appealing to researchers.
Scientists have found an unlikely ally in the fight to save coral reefs
Sound recordings that lure in fish could be critical for reviving reefs besieged by supercharged storms and heat waves.
When you give octopus MDMA they hug it out
Octopods are more social than they may seem.
NASA’s plan to save its stuck Mars drill involves a robot with a shovel
This 'mole' has been lodged in the Martian soil for months.
Kids can be citizen scientists, too—here’s how
You might even make a major discovery.
How to make bath bombs at home
And what is a bath bomb, anyway?