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Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

Hybrid corn releases toxin that kills hungry worms

To protect their crops from the European corn borer (ECB), many farmers are growing a genetically modified type of corn that expresses insecticidal …

ScienceCasts: Electric-Blue Clouds Appear Over Antarctica

Foundation Offers $1 Million Prize For A Bioengineered Liver

The liver has to enable a “large mammal” to live “a normal lifestyle” for at least three months.<p>How much is a liver worth? For someone on a waiting list for a transplant, that might be hard to tally. But one nonprofit is now saying it’s willing to pay a specific price for a bioengineered one: $1 …

World’s First Robot Astronaut Makes Space Station Small Talk

In what’s being billed as the first conversation of its kind, the world’s first humanoid robot astronaut had a chat with the Japanese commander of …

5 Scientific Discoveries Based On Weird Baby Experiments

Babies can be mysterious creatures -- what exactly is going on in that little noggin? Fortunately, over the years, scientists have developed some creative ways to find out what makes babies tick. Here are some of the weirdest (but not cruel -- no abandonment here!) ways that research has probed …

Pregnancy

Deceased Researcher’s Message In A Bottle Discovered In The Arctic

The message is dated July 10, 1959.<p>In the northernmost reaches of the Canadian Arctic, 500 miles (800 kilometers) away from the nearest human settlement, researchers discovered a literal message in a bottle, Halifax’s <i>Herald News</i> reports.<p>It begins just like the worst examples of cover letters on the …

One Farmer And His Engineered Non-Browning Apples

A profile in Seattle Weekly offers a rundown of what would be one of the first commercially sold GMO whole fruits… if it makes it to market.<p>For a small-time farmer, Neal Carter has received a lot of big-time attention. Carter is the owner of a 21-acre farm in Canada’s Okanagan Valley and the …