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92-Year-Old 'Bluebird Man' is the Epitome of Citizen Science in Action

We often think of citizen or crowd-sourced science as a flashy, new function of our modern, inter-connected world. But public participation in research has been happening for much of human history.

Scientists Use Light to Regulate Fruit Fly Heartbeats

Jordan Rosenfeld

The technique may one day lead to noninvasive heart treatments for humans.

Archaeologists Discover 'Ancient Shipwreck Capital of the World'

Caitlin Schneider

The stop on ancient trade route ended up surprising even the experts.

25 Star-Studded Facts About California

Shaunacy Ferro

There's more to the Golden State than Hollywood.

These Pop-Out Designs Maximize Your Window Space

Michele Debczak

The perfect reading nook for apartment-dwellers.

These Former TSA Dogs Are Looking for Forever Homes

Kirstin Fawcett

The federal agency is seeking permanent homes for its former explosives detection canines.

Caterpillars Get Infection-Fighting Genes From Parasitic Wasps

Matt Soniak

The next butterfly you see flitting about might just be a genetically modified organism, given genes from a virus that protects it from other viruses.

Watch: Planes Landing At Heathrow In Thick Fog

Simon Brew

If you think driving in fog is tricky, watch these planes land in London's thick fog cover.

15 Fun Facts About 'Monty Python's The Meaning of Life'

Roger Cormier

We're still wondering where that fish has gone.

A Game That Teaches Kids to Be Young Designers

Shaunacy Ferro

Khandu aims to help kids exercise their creativity.

Photographer Captures Otherworldly Images Inspired by UFO Sightings

Michele Debczak

For her project, Maria Lax interviewed a dozen people who reported UFOs in the '60s and '70s.

Translation Error Announces "Clitoris Festival" in Spain

Arika Okrent

The world of automatic translation is a complex, strange, and wondrous place. Be careful out there.

See Saturn's Moon Enceladus From Just 30 Miles Up

Jen Pinkowski

While you were trick or treating, Cassini was sending to Earth images from the October 28 flyby of the Saturn moon Enceladus.

15 Videos About Life on the International Space Station

Shaunacy Ferro

The station has been inhabited continuously for the past 15 years.

The Top 20 Most Addictive Foods, According to Study

Andrew LaSane

A recent study found that processed foods have addictive properties similar to drugs.

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