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How to Win Alan Alda’s Flame Challenge

03/03/15See Comments

The New York Times has uncovered Alan Alda’s grand scheme to get scientists to take improv classes—it’s not so that they can pick up a few...[Read More]


How Neutrinos Balance the Energy Scale

03/03/15See Comments

Neutrinos are hard to spot in the wild. Tiny, incredibly light (even by the standards of subatomic particles) and without electric charge, they usually just...[Read More]


Photo Of The Day: Goodbye Tuna, Hello Jellyfish

03/03/15See Comments

One expected consequence of unchecked climate change is the mass migration, and widespread extinction, of many fish species thanks to both warmer waters and “dead...[Read More]

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Vintage NASA Snapshots Highlight Golden Space Age

03/02/15See Comments

Last week, a trove of vintage prints from NASA’s early history headed to the auction block in London. The collection includes many amazing, space-race moments frozen in...[Read More]


The New HIV Fighter

03/02/15See Comments

Even the most well-defended castle wall can be surmounted if you manage to fool the guards into lowering the gate. Such is the case with...[Read More]


Photo Of The Day: Station to Station

03/02/15See Comments

The International Space Station is about as long as a football field and weighs almost a million pounds. In the first 10 years of human...[Read More]


Photo Of The Day: Drifting Along

03/01/15See Comments

Kayakers glide through a lagoon off the west coast of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. The coral reefs of Reunion, like many across the...[Read More]


Photo Of The Day: Pensive Pinniped

02/28/15See Comments

The closest living relatives of the marine mammal group known as the pinnipeds—comprising seals, sea lions, otters, and walruses—are bears, weasels, raccoons, and skunks. (Image...[Read More]


How the Brain Is Tricked by #TheDress

02/27/15See Comments

If you were anywhere on the Internet last night, you might have seen the furious digital hue and cry over the hues of one particular dress—this dress:...[Read More]

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This Week in Science: Plague Gerbils, Spilling Coffee, and the Downside of Dishwashers

02/27/15See Comments

Seven days, lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of some of the week’s most notable and quotable items: The waves of bubonic...[Read More]