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Sep. 04, 2015

Arctic Climate Change, Pot Pesticides, and Student Data

Brooke Borel, from Popular Science, shares her top stories from this week in science, and New York Times reporter Natasha Singer debates the pros and cons of collecting student data.

Macroscope Video: A Cure for the Colorblindness Blues

Using gene therapy, visionary researchers Maureen and Jay Neitz may have finally created a cure for the colorblindness blues.

A Tribute to Oliver Sacks

Neurologist, writer, motorcycle racer, weightlifter, swimmer, and enthusiast of ferns, cycads, cephalopods and minerals—Oliver Sacks was a modern day renaissance man. Here we celebrate his life with recollections from friends and personal interviews.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Teacher Edition

Teachers Nell Herrmann and Tchnavia Merrick tell us about their science-filled summer vacations.

The Forgotten History of Autism

In his new book, NeuroTribes, science writer Steve Silberman documents how politics and self-promoting scientists have altered our understanding of the condition over the years.

Is Modern Dating the Worst?

How text messages, profile pictures, and changing expectations factor into modern dating.

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Using a virus-based gene therapy and a group of highly trained monkeys, Maureen and Jay Neitz may have created a cure for colorblindness.

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