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February 2, 2018

China’s leaders are pursuing carbon-free alternatives to coal to solve the country’s growing energy needs and suffocating pollution. Plus, recently discovered fossils in Egypt provides clues on dinosaur evolution.

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January 26, 2018

A look at the crystal chemistry behind snowflakes, chocolates, and diamonds. Plus, how information can help sway those difficult conversations about vaccines and beyond.

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January 19, 2018

Algorithms play a role in many aspects of our lives, but should they be used in public policy? Plus, medical experts examine this year's dangerous flu.

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January 5, 2018

Everyday it seems there are more ways to get hacked. We’ll catch you up on the latest security tips. Plus, we kick off the new year’s first book club: Frankenstein.

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December 29, 2017

From colliding neutron stars to the completion of the Cassini mission, a look at 2017’s most important science stories. And fly curator Erica McAlister takes us on a tour of the world’s weirdest flies.

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December 22, 2017

The big, lingering questions in physics—and why scientists love them. Plus: The Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count isn't just for the birds.

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December 15, 2017

How have humans and climate change influenced wildfire? And then a look at the challenges ahead for sustainable driving, from charging all those electric vehicles, to the role of self-driving cars.

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December 8, 2017

Join us for a discussion on the best science books of 2017. Plus, we survey the damage from southern California’s recent wildfires, and whether climate change might have more in store.

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December 1, 2017

What will happen when the FCC repeals net neutrality? Plus, nearly half of people with HIV in the United States live in the South. A look at the causes and interventions to stop the spread of the disease.

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