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Jul. 24, 2015

An HIV Mystery, the Search for E.T., and a Bug Bite Itch Zapper

BuzzFeed News science editor Virginia Hughes shares her top stories from this week in science, and astronomer Seth Shostack debates the pros and cons of attempting to contact E.T.

Tips and Hacks for Navigating Recreational Drones

From pocket-size drones to camera-equipped quadcopters, drone educator Steve Cohen navigates us through tips for buying and building personal drones.

Can Studying Dolphins Give Insight Into Human Disease?

Dolphins can switch in and out of a metabolic syndrome that resembles pre-diabetes in humans.

Bacterial Hunger Games

Is it time to stop killing bacteria, and start pitting them against each other?

A Twist in the Tale of Native American Origins

Two studies detect a DNA link between indigenous Amazonians and native Australians and New Guineans.

Closer to Earth, 2.0, and a New Horizons Update

NASA’s Kepler program has located a planet close in size to Earth, orbiting in the habitable zone of a star similar to our own sun. Plus, new data about Pluto.

Do Know-It-Alls Really Know It All?

Scientists find that self-described experts are more likely to claim knowledge of phony information.

In a Mountain of Data, Signs of a New Class of Particles

Scientists working on CERN’s LHCb experiment report that they’ve found evidence of a so-called pentaquark particle.

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