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It sounds gross, but stick with us: Researchers are working on recycling astronauts' waste into food for edible stuff.

Can Autonomous Vehicles Break the Speed Limit?

In the incredible future, robots may be able to drive your car -- but will they be able to speed? Today's self-driving cars can.

An Ice Cream that Doesn't Melt

Researchers and chefs in Japan have invented an ice cream that doesn't melt on sunny days -- and it's all thanks to deformed strawberries.

Can Used Books Spread Germs?

Libraries are bastions of knowledge -- but are they also bastions of germs? Short answer: Nope!

Did Velociraptors Really Hunt in Packs?

Did real-life raptors work together they way they do in 'Jurassic Park' movies? Do we even have the right raptors?

How Can Technology Help Stop Rhino Poachers?

A database of rhinoceros DNA is helping catch violent poachers looking to sell rhino horns on the black market.

Can Magic Mushrooms Help Stop Depression?

Although psychadelic drugs are largely recreational these days, scientists are looking into potential therapeutic uses.

Can You Be Addicted to Love?

Feelings of euphoria leading to obsessive behavior and potentially life-ruining decisions: Love can be as powerful as any drug.

Do Automatic Toilets Waste Water?

Automatic-flush toilets are supposed to be more sanitary, but does that come at an environmental price?

What Happens to Mardi Gras Beads?

Festive beads are key to New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebration, but they're also causing a major headache to the city's sanitation department.

Can People Be Allergic to Water?

OK, it's not technically an allergy, but yes: People can have extreme skin reactions to water. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff.

How Much of the Internet Is Underwater?

Undersea internet cables connect continents and transmit virtual tons of data. Amidst concerns that these cables could be sabotaged.

Are We in an Insect Armageddon?

A recent study found that bug biomass has been steadily decreasing -- in some areas, we may only have 25% of the insects that we had 30 years ago.

What on Earth Are Skyquakes?

There are plenty of potential reasons for a boom to rumble through the air, but skyquakes don't seem to be attached to any of the usual suspects.

Do Vegetarians' Farts Smell Worse?

Not all flatulence is created equal -- your diet has a huge impact on the gas you pass. So whose farts are smellier: vegetarians or omnivores?

Are Wine Glasses Getting Bigger?

People are drinking more wine than they used to. Could the ever-increasing size of wine glasses be behind this trend?

Should You Give Cats Milk?

Pop culture often shows cats happily sipping saucers of milk, but giving a cat milk isn't actually the best treat for it -- or you.

Which States Get the Most Money from the Federal Government?

Due to states' differing taxes and needs, some give the U.S. federal government far more money than they receive.

How Do Astronauts React to Lunar Landing Conspiracy Theories?

Fringe theorists sometimes question whether the 1969 moon landing actually happened. We explore how astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin reacted.

Could Drones Replace News Helicopters?

Flying robotic drones equipped with cameras are a lot cheaper than helicopters for catching events as they happen. But they do have downsides.