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Science: May 2012 Archives

Scent is Key to Tastier Tomato

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

tomato.jpgWe've all been subjected to bland, grocery-store bought tomatoes. Then there's the perfectly sweet, tangy, tomato from a near-by vine.  One scientist is working hard to make sure the two have more in common, and it turns out scent is the key. Michael Bhardwaj has the details.

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Blue is Sexy, To Robins Anyway

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

robin.JPGIt's a common sight at this time of year -- a pair of Robins tending to their first clutch of blue eggs. Well, new research offers some unexpected insight in to the spring rite. It turns out the brighter the blue, the better. Science columnist Michael Bhardwaj explains.

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The Science Fair Has Changed!

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Remember when a baking soda and vinegar volcano would get top marks at the school science fair?  Well, times have changed.  Today, teens are developing new nanotechnologies, identifying genes and coming up with faster ways to search online. Science guy Michael Bhardwaj has a look at this year's best.

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