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Catherine Meyers, Editor
Scientists identify two genes behind plant cell pumps that produce sourness -- and variation in flower color.
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Scientists are trying to perfect a technique for growing crops in space so that astronauts have enough food to get to Mars and back.
Benjamin Plackett, Contributor
New research reveals how wet porous materials collapse under pressure.
The science of heat transfer confirms the wisdom of Italian pizzaiolos.
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Food scientists are developing food for astronauts that stays nutritious and fresh for at least three years.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor
Researchers detect presence of proteins in the saliva of people who ate bitter foods.
James Gaines, Contributor
Researchers found that adding a full twist made it possible to break spaghetti in half.
Growing interest in minimally processed wines is shaking up the wine industry.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
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