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Smart Reads: Rachel Sussman’s “The Oldest Living Things In The World”

Artist Rachel Sussman has crossed the globe taking pictures of long-lived creatures; 30 of her subjects are stunningly depicted in her new book. Read on...

The Science of Eggs

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To supply you for Easter morning conversations, we looked up a whole basketful of facts about this fascinating, ubiquitious culinary staple. (We’ve kept the focus on bird eggs, since it’s pretty rare to find an alligator, platypus or insect egg in your Easter basket.) Enjoy. Read on...

This Week In Science: Saturn’s New Moon, T-Rex Road Trip, And A Peanut Butter Cure

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of some of the most interesting items this week: Read on...

Last Chance Tourism: Nine Places to See Before Climate Change Takes Them Away

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Rudely ignoring mankind’s widespread refusal to accept its truth, climate change has already begun reshaping our world: melting the ice caps, acidifying the sea, and stirring up wild weather. The recent IPCC report couldn’t be clearer: Our time with the Earth as we know it is limited, now. Read on...

Cinema Peer Review: How Accurate Was Apollo 13?

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If you weren’t around for the events of Apollo 13, you might have seen the film dramatization of it. But just how accurate was the Apollo 13 movie? We took a look at the evidence, and as it turns out, the movie scores pretty high on accuracy. But it is not completely without flaws. Read on...

Smart Reads: Lydia Denworth’s “I Can Hear You Whisper”

We sat down with science writer Lydia Denworth to chat about her new book, “I Can Hear You Whisper." Read on...

A Google Doodle For Pioneering African-American Chemist Percy Julian

Percy Lavon Julian would have turned 115 years old this Friday; to mark the occasion, Google is giving him the official Doodle treatment. Read on...

Attack Of The Invasive Species!

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America is facing an animal invasion on multiple fronts. These invaders aren’t looking to start a war -- only to make a home. But however benign their intentions might be, invasive species unfortunately pose threats to native species, and upset the balance of native ecosystems. Some are relatively new arrivals; others have been fortifying their position for more than a century. All are especially adept at out-eating and out-reproducing their native neighbors. To help you guard the home front, we lined up 12 of the most pernicious invasive animals in the U.S.: Read on...

This Week In Science: The Mars Flashlight, Sturgeon Bellyrubs, and Super Sneezes

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of some of the most quotable items. Read on...

World’s First Solar-Powered Circumnavigation Ready For Takeoff

After flying a plane across the United States last summer using nothing but the sun for power, a pair of Swiss pilots is aiming for the next big feat -- circling the globe. Read on...

World Science Festival Gala 2014 Recap

Take a look at highlights from this year's World Science Festival Gala! Read on...

Arm Yourself for Any Game of Thrones Science Discussion Today

In the grand fanboy tradition of overthinking and nitpicking, we take a look at some science-based explanations for the seemingly magical elements of Westeros. Read on...

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