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FBI Seeks Guy Seen Pouring Liquid on Whole Foods Salad Bar

He was spotted sprinkling 'unknown' substance on food items at store in Ann Arbor, Michigan

(Newser) - Something you don't want to hear before digging into a food bar at your local supermarket: that someone was spotted sprinkling an unknown substance on it. That's what Whole Foods is saying happened at one of its stores in Ann Arbor, Mich., just over a week ago, and... More »

NASA Announces Biggest Evidence Yet for Water on Mars

Could be good news for future astronauts

(Newser) - NASA made its much-hyped big announcement today, and what it comes down to is that scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that there's liquid water on the Red Planet, the Washington Post reports. Last April, using data from the Curiosity rover, researchers noted that perchlorates were present on... More »

Airports Crack Down on Powder

New anti-explosive measures complement limits on liquids

(Newser) - Air travelers have yet another thing to worry about when packing their bags: powder. Federal authorities haven’t banned or even restricted baby powder, makeup, talcum powder, and the like, but the TSA is outfitting airports around the country with new kits to test such seemingly innocuous material for explosives.... More »

3 Brits Guilty in '06 Plot to Bomb Transatlantic Flights

Planned use of liquid explosives sparked restrictions still in effect

(Newser) - Three British Muslims were convicted today of conspiracy to blow up airplanes with liquid explosives in a failed 2006 plot that led to restrictions on drinks and toiletries on flights, the Times of London reports. Ringleader Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar, and Tanvir Hussain were retried after a jury last... More »

Sand May Be 5th State of Matter: Study

(Newser) - Sand exhibits so many unexplainable physical properties that some think granularity is a form of matter unto itself, Wired reports. Granular matter acts like a solid, a liquid, or a gas depending on the circumstance. “You walk on the beach, and the sand supports your weight,” said physicist... More »

Families, Line Up Here—if You Have Time

Airports to offer security lane for kin, travel newbies

(Newser) - Airports will allow families to line up in more leisurely security lanes for the coming holiday season, the AP reports. The checkpoints, which have proven popular in tests at 48 US airports, allow slow-moving families to stick together and less seasoned travelers to avoid scrambling for standard Transportation Security Administration... More »

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