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Posts tagged as “Science”

This meat-eating plant is only a part-time killer

The newest known carnivorous plant, Triantha occidentalis, digests insects that are trapped by sticky hairs on its flowering stalk. Adam Schneider By Erik StokstadAug. 9,…

A freeze on prion research, and watching cement dry

Marquette LaForest/Flickr International News Editor Martin Enserink talks with host Sarah Crespi about a moratorium on prion research after the fatal brain disease infected two…

Cheap material converts heat to electricity

Purified polycrystalline tin selenide could form the basis for cheap devices that convert waste heat to electricity. Northwestern University By Robert F. ServiceAug. 2, 2021…

The overlooked superpower of mRNA vaccines

A worker preps a vaccine in Qatar, where a study found Moderna’s jab blocked more than 90% of asymptomatic COVID-19 infections. KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty…

Clever carpentry helps bees fix wild honeycombs

This false color image shows how much the cells within various section of honeycomb are skewed, with their orientations varying by 10% (yellow), 20% (green),…