Earlier this week, two amateur astronomers observing Jupiter reported a flash of light in the planet's atmosphere. Astronomer Tony Phillips, of spaceweather.com, describes what astronomers know about the explosion, and whether an asteroid or a comet might be to blame.
Wind energy could theoretically meet all the planet's energy needs, says a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mark Jacobson, one of the report's authors, and Liz Salerno of the American Wind Energy Association discuss wind power in the US.
From stinky, crushed bugs to fresh citrus aromas, cilantro's flavor profile is a contentious issue. But is our opinion of the herb hard-wired in our genes, or can we learn to enjoy it? Scientists say maybe it's both.
Enlisting nomadic African herders finally helped the world eliminate the cattle plague rinderpest. But the veterinarians, who had the power to shut the program down, had to be rewarded for success, too.
Expert pickler Marisa McClellan recreates a listener's lost pickle recipe, and explains why her grandma's pickles are saltier than many modern-day versions. They're fermented, like a true kosher dill pickle.
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