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Sep. 26, 2014

MAVEN Maneuvers Into Mars’s Orbit

MAVEN makes into Mars’ orbit in time to meet a comet and begin unraveling mysteries of the Martian atmosphere.

‘Internal Medicine’ Gives a Resident’s Eye View of the Hospital

A writer-doctor’s stories reveal the hospital through the eyes of a resident.

Sprouting a Forest in the City

Foresters are piecing together the complicated ecosystem of the urban forest.

Plant Emissions: How Do Trees Interact With Pollution?

Certain tree species can add to pollution if they’re planted in certain locations.

Water on Earth Is a Million Years Older Than the Sun

The cloud of gas and dust that eventually condensed to form the Sun contained "thousands of oceans of water," says astronomer Ted Bergin.

Stories to Make You Think BIG

With his new story about a 20-kilometer-high skyscraper, sci-fi author Neal Stephenson hopes to get engineers thinking big.

Science Friday Science Club: Observe Everything

The Science Club embarks on its next project and explores observation.

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