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July 12, 2019

What’s worse for the climate: chicken or asparagus? The answer might surprise you. Plus, why do mosquitoes like to bite you? It’s how you smell.

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July 5, 2019

Archaeologist Sarah Parcak explores how modern tools are helping us learn lessons from ancient history. Plus, science writer Sam Kean tells the high-stakes history of the Nazi counterpart of the Manhattan Project.

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June 28, 2019

Cephalopod genetics, the thrill of the giant squid, and a farewell to Cephalopod Week 2019. Plus, we explore the fascinating history of paternity testing.

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June 21, 2019

Get your tentacles ready—Cephalopod Week is back! Plus, microbes are everywhere and have close ties to the climate. So, why are they often absent from discussion about climate change?

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June 14, 2019

Cities have always been hotter than their surroundings. Meet the people trying to cool off the urban jungle even as the globe warms. Plus, we’ve got some science books for your summer reading list.

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June 7, 2019

Why should research trials include both male and female lab rats? Plus, a trip to the Onyx River, the site of the longest ongoing climate record in Antarctica.

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May 24, 2019

How wild honey bees can teach us better ways to cultivate them. Plus, a playwright explores what kinds of narratives we need to stir action on climate.

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May 17, 2019

In the latest chapter of our Degrees of Change series, saltwater intrusion and sea level rise are the new normal for two communities along the east coast. Plus, why do we all scream?

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May 10, 2019

A new UN report says human interventions are the cause of a global biodiversity crisis. Plus, a new book looks at the data supporting your parenting practices—or not.

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