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Research suggests that acceleration can stabilize shaky suitcases.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists find that soybeans attract fewer flocking birds than wheat or corn.

Teresa L. Carey, Contributor

Nasty weather can make map apps unreliable.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The 2-ton, 11-foot high tower of glass was first installed in 1859 and still guides ships today.

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer

Genetically modified super algae may be our ticket to the production of cost effective biofuels.

Benjamin Deaver, Contributor

Photo of people on an escalator

Now, how to convince commuters?

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Economists find bikers, motorcyclists and pedestrians are most at risk.

Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer

Environmentally friendly additives to road salt may still have tradeoffs.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Atmospheric scientists find airplane takeoffs and landings can affect the weather near airports.

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