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Jennifer Ouellette Ars Technica

A 3D-Printed Chicken Breast Was Cooked With Frickin’ Lasers

Engineers at Columbia University developed a system that can simultaneously produce and heat food with precision.Who hasn't...

How a Duck Learned to Say ‘You Bloody Fool’

Voice analysis of a 34-year-old recording proves that Ripper the musk duck “independently evolved” to mimic his...

This Tiny Robot Mimics the Mantis Shrimp's Mighty Punch

Researchers built a miniature version of the crustacean to better understand the biomechanics of its legendary strike.The...

How the Cuttlefish’s Robust Memory System Defies Old Age

This cephalopod is the only known animal that doesn’t exhibit age-related deterioration when recalling specific events.Can you...

3D Imaging Shows How Shark Guts Work Like a Tesla Valve

Using CT scans and 3D modeling, researchers found the fish’s spiral digestive system is analogous to Nikola...

How Mockingbirds Compose Songs Just Like Beethoven

The birds aren’t producing sounds at random. Some of their strategies are surprisingly similar to ones used...

Why Humans See Faces in Everyday Objects

The ability to spot Jesus’ mug in a piece of burnt toast might be a product of...

A New Type of Supernova Unlocks Old Stellar Mysteries

The discovery of a rare “electron-capture” supernova provides crucial insight for understanding the Crab Nebula.Around July 4,...