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Toyota unveils next-generation Prius

2010 Prius to Get 50 MPG, Solar Roof Toyota just unveiled the third-generation Toyota Prius, a car that has absolutely revolutionized the industry and what it means to be environmentally conscious in a car-centric world...

January 13, 2009 — Hank Green

Warning: Vicks VapoRub bad for tots

Vicks VapoRub, the pungent, over-the-counter chest rub that purportedly relieves coughs, congestion and minor aches, may be dangerous for children ages two and younger, according to a new study...

January 13, 2009 — Jordan Lite

The Green Cars of NAIAS 2009

As we just noted in our rather last, rather sobering post, there isn't going to be a lot of gravy at this year's North American International Auto Show...but that doesn't mean there won't be a lot of high quality meat, especially for the greens...

January 12, 2009 — Hank Green

Can a good night's sleep prevent a cold?



People who get less than seven hours of shut-eye nightly are three times more likely to catch a cold than those who get eight or more hours, according to a new study.

January 12, 2009 — Coco Ballantyne

Confirmed: Peanut butter is culprit in 400 U.S. salmonella cases

Turns out it was the peanut butter. The typhimurium type, if you must know. Minnesota health officials confirmed today that the salmonella strain -- also known as a serotype -- found in a 5-pound container of King Nut peanut butter on Friday is the same as the strain that has wreaked havoc in 410 people in 43 U.S...

January 12, 2009 — Ivan Oransky

Where the buffalo roam, so may brucellosis

Paying ranchers to let bison roam in areas typically used for cattle grazing — rather than killing the giant animals — could reduce the risk that the bison will transmit a bacterial disease to cows, ecologists say...

January 12, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Perigee moons, and other Twitter musings--Follow us!

ScientificAmerican.com —in the form of the author of this blog post—had a great experience this weekend. Despite the fact that it was cloudy and snowing heavily much of Saturday night in western Massachusetts, we got to see this month’s perigee moon, the largest and brightest of 2009...

January 12, 2009 — Ivan Oransky

Detroit Tour, Part 1: General Motors

Part one of a tour of the Detroit Auto Show. Tomorrow we'll be hitting up Toyota and Honda, and then in parts three and four you'll see news from Ford, Chrysler, BYD, Fisker, Tesla, VW, Mercedes and more!...

January 12, 2009 — Hank Green

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