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Jackie Chan Saves the Day: How Super Cop Improved a Solar Cell

Alane Lim, Helix It really was a bargain from the bargain bin. Graduate student Alex Smith wanted to make a solar cell work better, and he found his solution in the most unlikely of places: a Blu-ray copy of Jackie Chan’s Super Cop. Now picture a solar cell. It’s probably blue or some other dark… Read More ›

Gambling Addictions, Purple Sweat, Driving While Asleep—the Scary Side Effects Of Popular Meds

Cindy Kuzma, Men’s Health Michigan resident Bernard Zeitler knew he had a gambling problem. He spent years conquering his addiction to scratch-off lottery tickets, and even started a speaking and publishing company, Stand Tall Recovery Services, to help others with the same struggles. Read more

U.S. needs Robin Hood approach to saving endangered species, researcher argues

Susan Cosier, Science Bunched cory cacti bloom along the Texas border with Mexico, their violet flowers emerging in the summer. The species is listed as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), which means federal officials are required to come up with a so-called recovery plan for nursing the plant back to health. But… Read More ›