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May. 29, 2015

The Thirty-Meter Telescope, A Cancer-Killing Virus, and a Fossil Find

Reporter Rachel Feltman gives us a few quick takes on the week in science, and astronomer Doug Simons talks about a new proposal for Hawaii's Thirty-Meter Telescope.

Chew on This: Jaw Fossils Provide Evidence of New Hominin

Scientists uncover evidence of new hominin species in the Afar region of Ethiopia.

One Year Aboard the Space Station

Astronaut Scott Kelly—aboard the International Space Station—and his Earth-bound twin brother, Mark, talk about the effects of living in space for one year.

How Did the Beefsteak Tomato Get So Beefy?

Biologist Zach Lippman describes the genetics behind the oversized beefsteak tomato.

The Limits of Artificial Intelligence

Scientists have unveiled a robot that can sustain injury to one of its six legs, think for a few minutes, and devise a more efficient way to walk.

We’re at Least a Little Like Yeast

Scientist swap out yeast genes for human ones, with an almost 50 percent success rate.

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Flash of the Disco Clam

Reminiscent of the flashy dance halls and shag carpets of the '70s, the disco clam flaunts frilly tentacles and its very own light show.

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