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A Google Doodle For Pioneering African-American Chemist Percy Julian

Percy Lavon Julian would have turned 115 years old this Friday; to mark the occasion, Google is giving him the official Doodle treatment. Read on...

Attack Of The Invasive Species!

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America is facing an animal invasion on multiple fronts. These invaders aren’t looking to start a war -- only to make a home. But however benign their intentions might be, invasive species unfortunately pose threats to native species, and upset the balance of native ecosystems. Some are relatively new arrivals; others have been fortifying their position for more than a century. All are especially adept at out-eating and out-reproducing their native neighbors. To help you guard the home front, we lined up 12 of the most pernicious invasive animals in the U.S.: Read on...

This Week In Science: The Mars Flashlight, Sturgeon Bellyrubs, and Super Sneezes

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of some of the most quotable items. Read on...

World’s First Solar-Powered Circumnavigation Ready For Takeoff

After flying a plane across the United States last summer using nothing but the sun for power, a pair of Swiss pilots is aiming for the next big feat -- circling the globe. Read on...

World Science Festival Gala 2014 Recap

Take a look at highlights from this year's World Science Festival Gala! Read on...

Arm Yourself for Any Game of Thrones Science Discussion Today

In the grand fanboy tradition of overthinking and nitpicking, we take a look at some science-based explanations for the seemingly magical elements of Westeros. Read on...

An Herbal Tour Of The World In 9 Tasty, Useful Plants

Plants have evolved an impressive array of chemical defenses, lures, and snares… some of which we’ve gladly appropriated for our own designs, ranging from medicine to accenting cocktails. Read on...

Pterosaurs Take To The Skies Of New York City

Flying reptiles get the royal treatment in the American Museum of Natural History’s new exhibit “Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs.” Read on...

This Week In Science: Bee Stings, Watery Moons, And Why The Zebra Got His Stripes

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of the most notable items this week. Read on...

Finally: A Popsicle with a Minimum Drinking Age

If you haven’t already gotten your tickets to the World Science Festival Gala (just days away!), perhaps another peek at our dessert menu will sweeten the deal. In addition to edible cups[link], guests will also have the chance to taste Kyl21, a futuristic vegan popsicle that comes in shapes that look like cyberpunk gemstones. Read on...

A Taste Of the World Science Festival Gala: Loliware Edible Cups

Attendees at the World Science Festival gala next Monday (tickets are still available!), will not only be supporting our education programs, they’ll get the chance to enjoy innovative foods inspired by science. One item on our dessert menu: a cup! More specifically, we’ll be serving edible cups called Loliware, made by the design mavens at The Way We See The World. (The cups will hold scoops of sherbet donated by New York’s il laboratorio del gelato). Read on...

Understanding Ebola: Outbreak In Guinea

An Ebola virus disease outbreak centered on the West African country of Guinea has claimed more than 80 lives so far. Here's a primer on this deadly disease. Read on...

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