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Can we make gasoline from bacteria?

A new company is claiming that, next year, the problems of carbon emissions, foreign oil dependence, oil spills, fuel shortages, etc. will all end due... Read more

June 19, 2015 | 6 min

What is a restraining order, and how do you get one?

Restraining orders are cropping up in the news more and more frequently, but how do they work? Join Marshall Brain as he breaks down the legality of r... Read more

June 17, 2015 | 4 min

What is the difference between good and bad toy helicopters?

Can you buy a good, long-lasting toy helicopter for under $30?

June 15, 2015 | 7 min

How do artificial flavors work?

Artificial flavors imitate natural flavors and are found in many processed products. Learn more about the chemistry of flavors, both natural and artif... Read more

June 12, 2015 | 2 min

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