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May. 22, 2015

Retracted Research, 3.3 Million-Year-Old Stone Tool, and Panda Guts

In this week’s news roundup, Rachel Feltman of The Washington Post joins us for a roundup of her top science stories of the week.

The Small But Mighty Seed

Biologist Thor Hanson describes the dizzying diversity of seeds. A new documentary, Seeds of Time portrays the fight to save them.

In Your Skin, a Catalog of Sun-Induced Mutations

“Normal” human skin cells can contain a surprisingly large number of sun-induced mutations in their DNA, a new study has found.

Plankton Goes Viral

A multi-year scientific expedition gives scientists new insights into the ocean’s viral communities.

Neal Stephenson Versus the Moon

Neal Stephenson’s new novel Seveneves blasts humanity into orbit, only to bring them down to earth...five thousand years later.

App Chat: Apps to ‘Smarten Up’ Your Car

Damon Lavrinc, an editor at Jalopnik, talks about driving apps and gadgets.

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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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