Get excited piña colada fans: did you know that there's a whole team of scientists working to perfect the signature flavors in this mixed drink? Sure, some researchers are working on cures for cancer or whatever, but these folks get to mess around with pineapples that taste like coconuts all day long.
For the first time, scientists at the University of Genoa have taken a picture of DNA, and happily it really is a double helix.
Researchers in Spain have proven that it's possible to extend the life of a mouse by up to 24 percent through telomerase gene therapy.
There's plenty of talk about alternative energy options out there, but this battery powered by an orange has to be one of the more interesting attempts at it. The result is pretty cool looking to boot.
Duke University scientists David Smith and Nathan Landy have achieved "perfect invisibility" — something that researchers around the world have been working on for years. Up until now, cloaking has been incomplete as each test has reflected some light back and made the object appear only partially hidden.
You can find gelatin in common snack foods, such as marshmallows and gummy bears. It's traditionally made from animal byproducts, which is why vegans and people with certain allergies stay away. But now, a group of scientists have created gelatin with human DNA. Don't start crying "It's made out of people!" yet, though.
Special effects in movies have allowed us to see X-Men emit lasers from their eyes and Iron Man shoot repulsor blasts from his hands, but nothing beats seeing that kind of magic in-person. So it was a special treat when at a recent event in Belfast, Northern Ireland, two men did battle shooting what appeared to be lighting bolts from their hands.
What do you get when you bring together nuclear physicists, a DJ and one media artist for a project? Why, a radioactive orchestra of course!
Just last month we told you about a whale with the ability to mimic human speech, but apparently that was just the beginning. An elephant with the ability to actually speak distinct words has now been discovered in South Korea.
For all our advances in science and technology, the inner workings of the human brain remain largely a mystery when it comes to some of our habits and addictions. But a new research study from MIT has offered new insight into how we might be able to directly control those habits with simple bursts of light.