Matter and Its Interactions

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  1. Tech

    No trees were harmed to 3-D print this piece of wood

    How clever! Scientists used print-speed adjustments to control how flat, 3-D printed shapes morph into complex wooden objects.

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  2. Materials Science

    Laser light transformed plastic into tiny diamonds

    The technique could be used to make nanodiamonds for quantum devices and other technology.

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  3. Chemistry

    New meat-scented food flavoring comes from sugar — and mealworms

    Insects could become a protein-rich part of the human diet. This new research aims to help people get past the ick of eating insects.

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  4. Chemistry

    Recipes for modern beauty products aren’t so modern after all

    An art historian has combined forces with chemists to uncover the science behind cosmetics used about 500 years ago.

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  5. Space

    Amateur astronomers reveal clues to a mysterious double aurora

    Stunning images from citizen scientists show an unusual pattern in ‘Northern Lights.’ They offer clues that may help astronomers better understand a curious red glow.

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  6. Materials Science

    Cool Jobs: Scientific glassblowers shape science

    Glass has played a major role in research for centuries. Today’s artisans work at the forefront of discovery.

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  7. Animals

    The top side of an elephant’s trunk is surprisingly stretchy

    Research on elephant trunks could inspire new artificial skins for soft robots.

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  8. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Pigment

    From fruits to fur to fine art, many materials get their colors from compounds called pigments.

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  9. Fossils

    Great white sharks may be partly to blame for the end of megalodons

    Zinc levels in shark teeth hint that megalodons and great whites competed for food — and great whites won.

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