Matthew Zampa

Praying Mantis Tries 3-D Glasses

Most humans ditched their 3-D goggles post-Avatar, but Newcastle University just released video of its scientists hurling virtual objects at a praying mantis equipped with a miniature set of... Read More

Human Cartilage Grown on a Chip

Scientists released the first living human cartilage sample from "tissue-on-a-chip" research yesterday. According to a report published in ScienceDaily, scientists behind the new bioprint hope to... Read More

Green Chili Sriracha Released

Green serrano chilies, brown sugar, salt, garlic, and rice vinegar. Those are the ingredients in the newer, hotter Midori Green Sriracha, which just gave heat-seekers an alternative to Huy Fong's... Read More

What Does the Whale Say?

The "bio-duck" has baffled scientists since the Cold War. NOAA thought the low-frequency quacking sound that occurs frequently off the coast of Antartica might have been the by-product of fishing... Read More

Rescue Chopper Spots SOS

Three dits, three dahs, and three dits. Five snorkelers marooned off the coast of Queensland, Australia, were rescued yesterday after they spelled out this Global Maritime Distress... Read More

New York City Workday Starts Latest

Hop off the subway, grab a coffee, and enjoy it on the High Line for a few minutes. Check your watch. For most New Yorkers, the workday begins at 8:24 a.m. FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver crunched... Read More

Become a Superhero

Marvel and DC Comics nerds, unite! Researchers at UMass Amherst just developed Geckskin, a polymer that might soon let anyone walk on walls. To get the polymer to stick, researchers moved away... Read More

High Altitude Lowers Risk of Obesity

A new study published in PLOS ONE says overweight U.S. service members are 41 percent less likely to transition into obesity when stationed at high altitude. Largely a response to recent studies... Read More

"Outredgeous" Veggies Headed into Space

An unmanned capsule dubbed Dragon is scheduled to launch atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station this Friday, and it's carrying some weird stuff:... Read More

Cow Fartpacks Are Here

Cows blew a hole in the ozone, remember? Amid the backlash against cows' greenhouse gas production (they are responsible for 25 percent of the methane produced on this planet) and the Crimea... Read More

Valparaiso Still Ablaze

Chileans abandoned their vehicles and ran from a wildfire that engulfed 2,000 homes in the Pacific coastal city of Valparaiso late Saturday. "This won't be extinguished, not today nor tomorrow,"... Read More

Ikea Buys Massive Wind Farm

Ikea announced the purchase of a 98-megawatt wind farm—its first—in the United States yesterday. That's 380 gigawatt hours of renewable energy a year, enough to produce 165 percent of... Read More

Thriving and Dying in a Hotter Southwest

U.S. Geological Survey scientists found that the climate change predicted for the American Southwest during the next 60 to 90 years might drastically alter the breeding range of native bird and... Read More

Bee Shortage Threatens Crops

UK farmers have a fourth of the honeybees they need, according to a recent study published in PLOS ONE, but the gap represents more than a shortage in Britain. Bees are dying around the world, and... Read More