Dustin Megenbier

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Scientists sip 170-year-old beer from shipwreck, regret it immediately

When you're picking out a beer, what flavors do you look for? If hints of soured milk and burnt rubber, or a "goaty" taste sound delightful to you, …

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Nuclear Waste Could Offer Carbon-Free Energy, Scientists Suggest

In the 1950s, U.S. scientists and policymakers were excited about a new form of carbon-free energy--although not one that's generally considered …

Philae Discovers Organic Molecules On A Comet

What it might mean for finding life beyond Earth<p>After 10 years of chasing down Comet 67P—and then landing on it—a robotic space mission has returned a tantalizing discovery: the rubber ducky-shaped rock is home to organic molecules of mysterious composition.<p>Last week, Europe's Rosetta mission …

Autism’s Gut-Brain Connection

The different gut bacteria in autistic individuals may be contributing to the disorder.<p>Stress can send your stomach into a painful tailspin, causing cramps, spasms and grumbling. But trouble in the gut can also affect the brain.<p>This two-way relationship may be an unlikely key to solving one of …

Intestinal parasites may help the immune system, researchers say

Almost two years ago, Julius Lukes sat down to a meal of raw fish riddled with tapeworm eggs. "I did not enjoy it," he recalls. Happily, it took just a second or two: "You put it on your spoon and shovel it down."<p>Today, his intestines are home to three tapeworms with a total length of about 20 …