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Apr. 17, 2015

New Climate Polls, A Comet Mystery, and Puppy Love

Rachel Feltman of the Washington Post gives us her rundown of the week's science stories.

Water Wanes in the West

NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory found that snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is a fraction of what it used to be.

Exploring Remote Villages for Clues to the Human Microbiome

The microbes that live on and in residents of an Amazonian village with no recorded contact with Western civilization are super-diverse—and some carry genes for antibiotic resistance.

How ‘Dark’ Is Dark Matter?

Scientists say dark matter may not be as “dark” as once thought.

3D-Printed Coffee Cups Help Liquids Defy Gravity

The cups work using capillary action: Simply press your lips to the rim, and you get a sip, whether you want one or not.

Geek Physics With Rhett Allain

In his book Geek Physics, Rhett Allain uses physics to answer pop culture and everyday science questions.

Science on Screen, From Old to New

The first science documentaries are almost as old as cinema itself.

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