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April 12, 2024

Varroa destructor mites are killing honeybees at an alarming rate. We’ll go inside the race to stop these parasites. Plus, meet the subnivium, a layer between snowpack and soil where some spiders, beetles, and centipedes spend the winter. And, enjoy the spectacular display of science during a baseball game—from physics to biomechanics.


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Desktop Diaries: Jill Tarter

As the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute’s first employee, Tarter has accumulated E.T.-themed office ornaments for the last 30 years—including a bottle of wine to be opened “only upon detection of Extraterrestrial signal.”

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