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Nov. 14, 2014

The First Touchdown on a Comet

The European Space Agency’s Philae lander is the first probe to touch down on a comet.

Lacking Funding, Some Scientists Turn to the Crowd

Scientists frustrated by a lack of research dollars are turning to crowdfunding.

Horns, Claws, and Teeth: The Animal Weapons Arms Race

Doug Emlen, author of “Animal Weapons,” unpacks the evolutionary arms race that pushes horns, claws, teeth and other animal defenses to the extreme.

Here Kitty, Kitty: The Genetics of Tame Animals

Researchers discuss the possible genetic underpinnings that make certain cats and rats tame.

Mining Wikipedia Data to Track Disease

By analyzing access to specific health-related pages on Wikipedia, researchers may be able to identify—or even forecast—potential disease outbreaks.

‘New Environmentalism’ Moves Beyond Pollution and Climate Change

Gus Speth, a longtime Washington insider, says it’s time to consider consumerism, economic instability, and a functional democracy as core environmental issues.

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