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Guess Who's Been Waiting In The Lobby For A Hundred Million Years?

Sometimes the quiet ones surprise us.<p>Take moss — those fuzzy green pads you see on the sides of old trees, or hanging onto rocks. Who notices moss? It's just ... there, doing whatever it does — so slowly, so terribly slowly, that nobody bothers to think about it. Moss creeps up tree bark, sits …

Experimental Closed System Propulsion Engines For Spaceships

<i>Masud Harouny was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, moved to India as a toddler, and to the US when he was six. He attended Cal Poly Pomona and studied</i> …

The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

It sounds like something out of Dr. Seuss, but artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that blooms in pink, fuchsia, purple and red in the spring — and that is capable of bearing 40 different kinds of fruit.<p>No, it's not genetic engineering. Van Aken, an associate professor in Syracuse University's …

Genetic disorders: 'It is devastating to watch your child lose every ability'

Breakthrough genomics project will receive £300m public and private funding as announced by David Cameron<p>Lewis was fine until the age of two-and-a-half. A lively toddler, brilliant at sports, he gave his parents no cause for concern. But then began a decline that was both swift and brutal. At first …

Gecko 'Astronauts' No Longer Lost In Space

A group of geckos "lost" in space was found last week — they were the subjects of a scientific experiment. They're the latest in a long line of animals that humans have sent beyond the atmosphere.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Arun Rath. The world was …

Collective Mind in the Mound: How Do Termites Build Their Huge Structures?

Termites move a fourth of a metric ton of dirt to build mounds that can reach 17 feet (5 meters) and higher.<p>For the past 26 years, J. Scott Turner has filled termite mounds with propane, scanned them with lasers, and stuffed them with plaster. He has fed microscopic beads to termites, given the …

3D printers could revolutionize how the US military feeds its soldiers

A mere six months after civilian manufacturer 3D Systems debuted the world’s first 3D printer that prints food at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the US Army is making progress adapting food-printing technology for use by troops on deployment. Research teams at several Army …

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7 Reasons Why You Should Choose Portrait Format for Non-Portraits

Portrait format, sometimes called vertical format is for portraits, right? Well, of course many portraits are shot in that format but not all. By the …

NASA's next Mars rover to make oxygen

For 17 years, NASA rovers have laid down tire tracks on Mars. But details the space agency divulged this week about its next Martian exploration vehicle underscored NASA's ultimate goal.<p>Footprints are to follow someday.<p>The last three rovers -- Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity -- confirmed the Red …

Japan's Selfie Stands Take Tourist Photos To A Whole New Level

What are selfie-obsessed travelers to do when there's a beautiful backdrop to capture and a big group of friends to include?<p>Enter, the selfie stand. This one is located on Enoshima Island in Fujisawa, Japan.<p>The selfie stand is more or less a 21st-century tripod. The camera platform, designed by the …

Chilly Gonzales review – a lesson you'll never forget

Roundhouse, London NW1 A dazzling musician in his own right, Chilly Gonzales is perfectly placed to fathom – and explain – the mysteries of the piano<p>The screen above the stage at the Roundhouse is unusually wide, with the dimensions of your average letter box. Below it sits a gleaming Steinway. …