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The bitter truth about making a natural sugar substitute

Sugar in soft drinks and other processed foods may be bad for us, but cheating our taste buds has proved difficult — and the substitutes we do have (like the coal derivative found in Sweet'n Low) can sound even worse. A more "natural" solution is sweetener derived from plants like stevia, which has …

Mars One narrows applicant pool to 1,058 in first cut for 2025 colonization mission

Mars One, the organization attempting to send small teams of astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, has made its first round of applicant decisions, selecting just over 1,000 people to move on to the next stage of what it hopes will be a decade-long, televised training and colonization mission. …

Man's severed hand attached to his ankle

Doctors have kept a Chinese man's severed hand alive by stitching it to his ankle after a work accident severed it. Xiao Wei's right hand was reportedly temporarily attached to his left ankle for a month before surgeons reattached it, largely because injuries to his arm required immediate attention …

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Ancient Chinese cat bones shake up domestication theory

A cat-and-mouse game played out in a Chinese village 5,300 years ago is helping scientists understand how wild felines became the tame pets we know today.<p>Scientists believe it was the cat's appetite that led to domestication. Grain stored by ancient farmers was a magnet for rodents, which in turn …

Father and Daughter Beautifully Recreate Wedding Photos of Late Mother

Father and daughter Ben and Olivia lost Olivia's mother, Ali, when Olivia was just one-year-old to a rare form of lung cancer. This November, after two years of being on a “rollercoaster of emotions” Ben decided to move out of their Cincinnati home that they had lived in with Olivia's late mother. …

Video: The Physics Of Emperor Penguin Huddles

Each little guy is just trying to maintain an optimal distance from his neighbors.<p>Like annoying (yeah, I said it) people at ball games, emperor penguins do the wave. Like so:<p>The waves happen when the penguins huddle together, a behavior that helps them stay warm in an environment that can reach -50 …

Study Finds Milky Way Has Four Arms, Not Two

Astronomers in the U.K. have counted not two but four arms swirling out from the center of the Milky Way.<p>According to NPR, the updated arm-count …

The endless dance of Jupiter and its moons

These little moons move continuously around Jupiter. Their pattern with respect to each other and the giant planet constantly changes.<p>EarthSky …

Is the Moon Man-Made?

Is the moon hollow? Was it man-made, with a thick layer of dust simply covering its metal frame over billions of years?<p>Of course, this supposes that …

Top Scientific Discoveries of 2013 | WIRED

In terms of scientific discoveries, 2012 was a hard act to follow. This year didn't offer anything quite as dramatic as the long-awaited discovery of …

New colorized images of asteroid Vesta

“No artist could paint something like that. Only nature can do this.” – Astronomer Martin Hoffman<p>As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft scrutinized the asteroid …

Why Sony’s SmartWig And Microsoft’s Mood Bra Aren’t As Stupid As You Think

Designing a seemingly idiotic product can pay off big. Welcome to the weird world of tech patents.<p>Two weeks ago, Sony prompted guffaws all over the Internet when they unveiled their latest invention: SmartWig. Developed by Hiroaki Tobita and Takuya Kuzi, the SmartWig is basically an EEG interface …

Robotic mission to Mars announced to pave way for first human space colony

A Dutch company that plans to send a crew of amateur astronauts on a one-way mission to Mars has lined up two major companies to work on a robotic mission to the planet.<p>Slated for launch in 2018, the Mars One mission aims to pave the way for the volunteer crew by testing technology they will need …