Sherry Mazzocchi

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Nanofoods

Ever wish the taste of delicious food would linger? Tiny engineered particles could make that possible, or tell you when food is spoiled, deliver medication and change the color of your cake.

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Venus, our eccentric sister

This week, Venus will reach its greatest distance from the sun in our sky before beginning its “descent” into what Sumerian myths described as the underworld. Here are five things you need to know about the planet.

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Lunar eclipses

Tomorrow’s eclipse is part of a series that began more than 1,000 years ago. Here are a few things to ponder if you’re up in the wee hours staring into the sky.

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Learning to vote all over again

After the debacle that was Primary Day, the New York Board of Election did a major outreach, teaching seniors and others to use new voting machines.

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The big, little substance graphene

It’s super thin and super strong, and two U.K. scientists just won a Nobel prize for discovering it. But what the heck is graphene?

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Sweepin’ the clouds away

Gerald Lesser, the chief adviser for Sesame Street, died last month. Former colleagues say he was like sunshine on the set.

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Jupiter

Except for the moon, Jupiter is the brightest celestial object in the sky this week. Tonight, in fact, the biggest planet in our solar system is the closest it ever gets to Earth.