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November 8, 2019

Are you deciding which formula is best for your baby? We dive into what science has to say. Plus, the NIH has instigated investigations into dozens of scientists over concerns of spying, nearly all linked to China.

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November 1, 2019

Meet the lawyer suing on behalf of all U.S. citizens with PFAS in their blood. Plus, do moths deserve their unflattering reputation? A museum curator and moth-lover sets the record straight.

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October 25, 2019

From web weaving to silk-slinging physics, spiders are full of secrets. Meet the scientists trying to unwind them. Plus, a look at the African American software engineers and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the development of the internet.

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October 18, 2019

Retreating from flooding caused by climate change may seem unappealing. But communities are increasingly embracing the idea. Plus, what the clam gardens of indigenous people in the Pacific Northwest can teach us about sustainable aquaculture.

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October 11, 2019

In her new book, Naomi Oreskes says we should trust science, but not for the reasons you might think. Plus, when it comes to the air quality in your office, the problem… may be you.

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October 4, 2019

We discuss the science of bread-baking and how to keep your sourdough starter happy. Plus, smart TVs join the ranks of websites and smartphone apps that collect and share your data.

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September 27, 2019

Two botanists want you to make your own cocktail bitters with underappreciated ingredients—all in the name of conservation. Plus, a look at a troubling report from the UN about the state of the oceans and their future.

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September 13, 2019

From facial recognition to risk assessments, AI is guiding the decisions of police departments and courtrooms across the country. Plus, how Euclidean geometry came to influence politics, art and the nature of cities.

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September 6, 2019

Indigenous peoples have been observing the world for thousands of years. Why are they still underrepresented in science? Plus, new concussion research at the start of football season.

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