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January 28, 2016
Driverless cars work great in sunny California. But how about in a blizzard?
January 28, 2016 - 4:54pm
A pair of Avon students work on one of the new lab stations to test their science fair experiment of seeing how much sugar is in different types of fruit juice. The new lab stations were some of the new pieces of equipment Avon science teacher Paul Kuhlman purchased with a $25,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, which sponsors the "America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education" program. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Avon school builds second science lab
January 28, 2016 - 10:03am
January 22, 2016
How driverless cars could kill the speeding ticket - and rob your city
January 22, 2016 - 1:55pm
January 21, 2016
Discovery of prehistoric massacre may point to origins of human warfare
January 21, 2016 - 6:13pm
September 2, 2015
Rapid City hosting computer science conference contest
September 2, 2015 - 2:47pm
August 23, 2015
Ex-astronaut promotes STEM studies among Native Americans
August 23, 2015 - 9:13am
August 7, 2015
Those set on eating a "paleo" diet might want to make sure they're not cutting out too many carbs. Carbs are brain food.  (Photo for The Washington Post by Deb Lindsey.)
Eating carbs may have given human ancestors a big brain boost
August 7, 2015 - 3:28pm
July 29, 2015
How you talk to your baby now can impact their social skills later
July 29, 2015 - 1:48pm
June 18, 2015
Saharan silver ants forage in the midday sun and look like droplets of mercury rolling on the desert surface. The ants' hair allows the creatures to keep cool. ( Norman Nan Shi, Nanfang Yu/Columbia Engineering.)
Saharan silver ants use special hairs to survive the harshest desert heat
June 18, 2015 - 4:41pm
June 17, 2015
By coating plastic with the spores, researchers created artificial muscles that extend and contract in response to changing humidity. Researchers present several devices powered by the shrinking and swelling of bacterial spores. (Xi Chen/Columbia University.)
This engine uses nothing but water and bacteria to power small devices
June 17, 2015 - 12:41pm
June 16, 2015
Dozens of U.S. companies bet on nuclear power revolution
June 16, 2015 - 3:22pm
June 3, 2015
Smalltooth sawfish are on the verge of extinction. But scientists have discovered that some of the fish, perhaps in an effort to survive, have resorted to "virgin births" in the wild. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
On the verge of extinction, female sawfish resort to 'virgin births' to survive
June 3, 2015 - 11:47am
May 29, 2015
Scientists are closing in on the secrets of plant photosynthesis
May 29, 2015 - 1:59pm
May 21, 2015
Antarctic glaciers once thought stable now thawing fast
May 21, 2015 - 4:07pm
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Smokers who quit may have brains hard-wired for success
May 21, 2015 - 4:01pm