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Can Geometry Root Out Gerrymandering?
Can the shape of a congressional district tell us everything we need to know about its fairness?
The Best Science Books Of 2016
Time travel, microbes, black holes, and polar bears.
Study Correlates Copper Intake and Alzheimer’s in Mice
Could copper in drinking water contribute to Alzheimer’s disease in mice?
A Telescope Fails, but the Hunt for Exoplanets Continues
Although the Kepler planet-hunting telescope is no longer operating, discoveries remain to be made in its data.
A Robot Lab to Survey the Sea Floor
Researchers are developing a DNA-sampling robot for undersea exploration.
Judging Music With Visual Cues
How important are our eyes when we take in a musical performance?
Rebooting Science Museums for the 21st Century
Science museums aren’t just dioramas and dusty skeletons anymore.