Scientists Develop Bomb-Detecting Baby Spinach

Crime-fighting veggie.
Crime-fighting veggie. Photo: KIM NGUYEN / Shutterstock

In a world already filled with sheep-eating plants, it shouldn’t come as a total shock, but it is super weird that researchers have built cyborg spinach. The Little Shop of Horrors-esque process involves scientists inserting tiny little tubes into the part of spinach responsible for photosynthesis, giving it the ability to detect chemicals in the surrounding air. The vegetable might one day reveal pollutants in factories, pesticides in fields of crops, or bombs at airports. [Co.Exist]