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Curiosity on Mars – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2012/aug/05/curiosity-rover-mars<p>720<p>A rover called Curiosity will shortly begin investigating whether …

Best science stories of 2012 – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2012/dec/28/best-science-stories-2012-pictures<p>720<p>From the discovery of a Higgs-like particle at Cern in …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week - including a robot that can sniff out pollen levels, and a WWII-era fighter in scenic surroundings.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>The sun's corona, a frozen fire and a model for future living<p>Pollution from space, …

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Nanosponges In Your Blood Could Soak Up Infections And Poison

Mice who got nanosponge injections survived lethal doses of toxins.<p>A newly invented "nanosponge," sheathed in armor made of red blood cells, can safely remove a wide range of toxins from the bloodstream. Scientists at the University of California-San Diego inoculated some mice with their …

Kepler Search Finds Two New Cozy, Possibly Watery Planets Around Faraway Star

Scientists can't know for sure if the worlds have water. But they could, making them a potential habitat for life.<p>In our solar system, only one world has just the right size, just the right temperature and just the right home for liquid water. Long ago, at least one other rocky planet had water, …

Life Inside The Most Densely Populated Place On Earth [Infographic]

A former military fort controlled by the Triads, Kowloon Walled City was demolished 20 years ago. Here's what life was like there.<p>Manhattan has the highest population density of any city in the United States, at 27,000 people per square mile. Whoof! That is an awful lot of people. Unless you're …

How Physics Can Help Solve Crimes

The key to better blood splatter analysis? Better science.<p>It turns out that the best way to understand the science of how blood splatters is, well, science. With funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, researchers at Iowa State University are turning to physics to reduce uncertainty and …

Green Dragon Drink: The Chemistry of Nitrous-Powered, Pot-Infused Liquor

How one New York bartender fused alcohol and marijuana forever<p>Behind the bars of some of the nation's finest cocktail joints, there are secrets: secret recipes, secret bottles for friends only. One of these is the Green Dragon drink, a liquor potently infused with marijuana.<p>There've been …

Spacewatch: Will Nasa bag an asteroid?

The most eye-catching feature of Nasa's proposed budget for 2014 is the inclusion of a future unmanned mission to capture a small asteroid and drag …

Secret weapon? How thermal imaging helped catch bomb suspect

Thermal-imaging devices have been used to seek out pot-growing operations, map Martian geology — and now, to watch the second suspect in this week's Boston Marathon bombings as he was holed up in his last hiding place.<p>Authorities said a helicopter equipped with a thermal imager spotted the heat …

Who gets to name alien planets?

A fledgling commercial venture called Uwingu stirred up an international controversy when it started soliciting friendlier names for planets beyond our solar system. The International Astronomical Union issued a statement saying that Uwingu's pay-to-play scheme has "no bearing on the official …

MMR and me | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

A lot has been written about the MMR scare of just over a decade ago. More is being written now because children who were not immunised back then are …

The Art of Physics: Winning Photos of Giant Particle Colliders | WIRED

<i>The KLOE detector at Frascati National Laboratory in Italy looks for a special asymmetry in the behavior of strange particles called kaons. The</i> …