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  • Carbon Capture-to-fuel Is Here
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could pull CO2 out of thin air and transform it into a fuel that's better for the environment?Now we can.
  • Can a Genetic Test Tell that You'll Prefer Chocolate Ice Cream?
    DNA websites can give you info about your ancestry and possible health issues. They can also give you trait reports about taste preferences and personal habits. But how much of that is really DNA-driven?
  • How (and Why) Hurricanes Get Their Names
    You probably recognize these right off the bat: Andrew, Katrina, Sandy and now Dorian. But when and why did we start giving hurricanes names?
  • The Fungi Amongi Are the Great Decomposers
    Yep, fungi are all around us — in the grocery store, in the woods or living on your discolored toenail. And fungi can break down almost anything.
  • 10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth
    Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and we are at a defining moment of history. What can you do to make a difference? We've got 10 tips for you.
  • Formaldehyde Is Everywhere, But Is It Dangerous?
    It's an odorless gas that's present in a variety of home products, cosmetics, car exhaust and even humans. But is it bad for us?
  • Maine Coon Cats: Gentle Giants of the Feline World
    Known as the dogs of the cat world, Maine Coons are intelligent, eager to please and love water.
  • 'Climate Kids' Sue U.S. Over Future of the Environment
    A group of 21 U.S. kids are taking the government to court for failing to address the climate crisis. Can they possibly win?
  • How Brunelleschi Built the World's Biggest Dome
    The dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is the largest masonry dome ever built and still defines the city of Florence over 500 years later.
  • How Some Cities Prepare to Withstand Climate Change
    Rising sea levels, increased flood and extreme heat are all signs of climate change. Cities are trying some innovate strategies to cope with and mitigate these events.
  • Can You Hotwire a Late-model Car?
    Is hotwiring a car as easy as it looks in those heist flicks? Yes and no. We'll explain.
  • Electric Boats Make Emission-free Sea Travel a Reality
    Electric-propelled boats, which are much quieter and more environmentally friendly than gas-powered motorboats, are finally beginning to hit the waves and find their market.
  • Will a Third-Party Candidate Ever Win the White House?
    A majority of Americans feel that neither of the two main parties is doing a great job, but they can't agree on what a third party would look like. And that candidate faces enormous hurdles to make the debating stage.
  • 6 Cheesy Facts About Cheeseburgers
    We're celebrating, what else? The all-American cheeseburger.
  • Coyotes: The 'Song Dogs' of North America
    Though ol' Wile E. never did catch the Road Runner, coyotes are some of the most ingenious and adaptable animals on the planet.
  • Are Plastic-eating Enzymes Our Planet's Only Hope?
    Scientists are hoping two enzymes are the key to breaking down huge amounts of plastic.
  • The Deeply Flawed Genius of Victorian Scientist Francis Galton
    Galton was a pioneer in meteorology, psychology, statistics, biometrics, forensics and anthropology. But all of that is overshadowed by his promotion of and work on eugenics.
  • How Atlanta Became the World's Busiest Airport, Again
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was just named world's busiest airport for the 21st time. So how has a city in the Deep South reigned king for decades?
  • The Anthropocene Epoch: Humans vs. the Earth
    Many scientists believe that humans influence Earth at a rate so massive that a change to the geologic time scale is in order.
  • Corduroy: The Vintage Fabric That Always Makes a Comeback
    It's had a bumpy history over the past 100 years, going in and out fashion. But some folks never tire of its warmth.