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04/19/2007


Have A Better Thanksgiving Through Chemistry: VIDEO

Better Thanksgiving Through Chemistry

Because SCIENCE! makes everything better, the folks at Bytesize Science have thrown together five handy tips to make your Thanksgiving dinner even better through basic chemistry.

For example, putting your bird through a brine bath will keep it tender and moist, and the cinnamon used in pumpkin pie has powerful antibiotic and anti-diabetic properties.

You can pick up these helpful pointers to use in your own turkey day spread in the video AFTER THE JUMP...

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The Elegant Flight of a Four-winged Robot Jellyfish: WATCH

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Dr. Leif Ristroph from New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences created this adorable little four-winged robot prototype with the shape and flight pattern reminiscent of a jellyfish. Ristroph and his colleagues at NYU believe the design could potentially improve the surveillance/search mission and atmospheric monitoring capabilities of robots.

Via NewScientist:

The design should be especially useful for making centimetre-scale robots that drift through the air. It is quite robust - it can crash into objects while remaining unharmed - and with a weight of 2 grams it easily gets carried by a breeze, which could be an advantage. "We could use this type of robot to float around and take measurements, for example to monitor carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere," says Ristroph. 

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Gay Teen Science Genius Jack Andraka Honored by the Vatican

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 2.27.27 PMJack Andraka, the 16-year-old openly gay science prodigy who developed a groundbreaking new way to test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer, was honored last week with an award at the Vatican for his outstanding achievements. WBAL News interviewed Andraka about his thoughts on receiving an award from the Catholic Church.

"It's really amazing to be recognized by the Vatican, especially as a gay scientist. I mean this would be unheard of just a few years ago. To be a part of this bridge of progress is really amazing." Andraka told WBAL News.

"It just shows how much the world has grown to accept people that are gay and are LGBT. It's really amazing."

Andraka received the International Giuseppe Sciacca Award, which recognizes youth who are positive role models and outstanding in their field. Currently he is on a trip to Berlin promoting "open access" to taxpayer-funded scientific and medical journal research. 


The Science Behind the Silence of Your Behind: VIDEO

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Not ones to shy away from a stinky situation, the folks over at ASAP Science investigate the potent chemical properties behind "silent but deadly" flatulence.

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Can Stress Kill You? — VIDEO

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The ASAP Science guys offer some reasons why you should take a moment and relax a little, because it may just save your life.

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Stephen Colbert Talks to Gay Teen Science Prodigy Jack Andraka: VIDEO

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Stephen Colbert last night welcomed Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old gay science genius who developed a groundbreaking new way to detect early stages of pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer.

Asked Colbert: "Have you thought about using your powers for evil, cause this is the age at which normally supervillains make the turn?"

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If you missed Andraka's 60 Minutes segment, catch it HERE.

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