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Pluto Comes Into Focus
Photos from the New Horizons mission reveal icy plains, craters, and mountains on Pluto.
The ABCs of 3D
Makerbot’s Bre Pettis explains what you need to know to try your own 3D printing.
Keeping an Eye on Wayward Studies
Ivan Oransky, co-founder of the Retraction Watch blog, discusses what happens when scientific studies go bad.
Concerns Rise Over Pesticide Use, Birds, and Bees
Neonicotinoid pesticides have been banned in the E.U. but are still approved for use in the U.S. while the EPA reviews them.
Could Inducing Hypothermia Help Revive Trauma Patients?
In a procedure called “Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation,” doctors would replace the blood of patients with cold saline to help buy valuable operating time.
What’s So Bad About Being Alone With Your Thoughts?
A study finds that many people would rather shock themselves than be alone with their thoughts.
The Surprisingly Predictable Patterns of Random Choice
In his new book, “Rock Breaks Scissors,” author William Poundstone decodes the patterns in big data, sports, and human behaviors.