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Aug. 15, 2014

Close-Up With a Comet

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft is the first probe to orbit a comet.

Is Healthy Soil the Low-Tech Solution to Climate Change?

In her book The Soil Will Save Us, writer Kristin Ohlson concludes that the low-cost, low-tech solution to climate change may be directly underfoot—in healthy soil.

Decoding Secret Communication Between Plants

A new study in Science says that certain parasitic plants spy on their hosts through RNA exchanges.

App Chat: Being Social Without Leaving a Trace

A growing number of apps allow users to post ephemeral or anonymous messages—and they're catching on quickly with millennials.

Food Failures: Concocting Condiments

Culinary scientist Ali Bouzari dips into the chemistry behind condiments, from hot sauce to mustard.

Sylvia Earle’s ‘Mission Blue’

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle bears witness to troubling changes in our oceans in the documentary Mission Blue.

Bridging the Rift: Oculus' Answer to Virtual Reality

Technological and design innovations inside the Oculus Rift make virtual reality poised for a mass-market debut.

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Stained Glass Conservation

Medieval stained glass reveals a lot about life in the Middle Ages, but keeping these artistic works from falling apart is a detailed process.

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