Maggie Koerth-Baker at 9:55 am Wed, Jun 18, 2014
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A cool graphic by Maki Naro explains the science of hyperaccumulators, plants that are capable of absorbing toxic levels of potentially dangerous minerals without harming themselves.
Ringwoodite is a silicate mineral that can be made up of as much as 2.6 percent water by weight. That water isn't stored as a liquid in the rock.
The house is tiny, hidden on its lot by a profusion of untrimmed hedges. Vines creep over the windows and under eaves.
After US marshalls raided a Florida police department to seize documents about to be revealed in an ACLU case over "stingray" mobile phone surveillance, we knew that the case was endangered.
Maggie Koerth-Baker at 9:45 am Wed, Jun 18, 2014
Rob Beschizza at 9:24 am Wed, Jun 18, 2014
Cory Doctorow at 9:00 am Wed, Jun 18, 2014