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Researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, have discovered that coffee can be turned into an alternative fuel other than caffeine: biodiesel. And you can have your coffee and drink it too.
A new study indicates that drugs called thiazolidinediones used to control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes may do more harm than good. Scientists report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) that women who take the meds have reduced spine and hip bone density and have double the risk of fracturing bones if they're on the pills for more than a year.
It was front-page news when astronomer Paul Kalas of the University of California, Berkeley, and his team produced the first photographic evidence of a planet orbiting another star last month.
Seems money trumps health when it comes to losing weight. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association today found that people were more likely to stick to weight-loss programs if they were offered cash incentives.
Editor's note: Marine geophysicist Robin Bell is leading an expedition to Antarctica to explore a mysterious mountain range beneath the ice sheet. Following is the tenth of her updates on the effort as part of ScientificAmerican.com 's in-depth report on the "Future of the Poles." McMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Just 24 hours ago, all the teams were pinned down on Antarctic coasts by weather, equipment and bureaucracy.
Forty years ago, Douglas Engelbart gave a 90-minute presentation on a "computer-based, interactive, multiconsole display system" under development at Stanford Research Institute (SRI), according to an official announcement of the event.
A poorly kept secret is now official: the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system.
The FIT-5 fire-fighting technology that Scientific American.com wrote about on September 5 will make it's prime time television debut December 12 at 10 p.m.
Naming your kid after you is one thing. But imagine if an entire species were named for you. This week, Purdue University is auctioning off the rights to name seven newly discovered bats and two turtles, the Associated Press is reporting.
The Irish apparently poisoned their pigs—accidentally feeding them food contaminated with dioxin, a toxic by-product of combustion that causes cancer.
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