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Two experiments test a 50-year-old theory on particles that move in a straight line.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Two hands grab a wishbone in front of a Thanksgiving table

Follow these three basic tips to increase your chances of ending up with the bigger side of the bone (infographic).

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Scientists look to nature to make a glue that can bind wet surfaces together.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

French scientists have created a material with convention-defying magnetic properties.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

New programmable fabric shares songs, videos, and your Facebook or Instagram page with anyone nearby.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Nanostructure similar to moth eyes could help cut reflections on smartphone screens.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Scientists test materials to withstand Mars’ surface and space.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

A pressure sensor printed directly on a hand is a step toward new biomedical devices, "on the fly" wearable technology, and more.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Researchers have built a passive, solar-powered device that can harvest water straight out of the air.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

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