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Biology

Sex, maggots, castration and politicians lead to this year's Golden Goose Award

This is a story about flesh-eating maggots, politicians, castration and the sex life of the screwworm – although not necessarily in that order. It also involves one particular Golden Goose, but in this case, it's not a bird kept by a giant in the clouds, but rather an award that honors federally funded scientific research that might seem "silly, odd, or obscure when first conducted, but has resulted in significant benefits to society." And in this case, those benefits extend to battling the bugs that spread the Zika virus.Read More

Good Thinking

From virtual bobbleheads to smart peepholes: Highlights of the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

This is the 19th year the South By Southwest festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas has held its Interactive Innovation Awards celebrating "the most inspiring, creative innovations in the connected world." But this is the first year that has included a showcase that gave the finalists the opportunity to demonstrate their concepts to the public. This took place on Monday and featured 35 exhibitors divided into 13 different categories, including "SciFi No More," "Music and Audio Innovation," and "Health, Med and Biotech." Gizmag was onsite to check out the offerings. Here are 10 of our favorites.Read More

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