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September 22, 2017

Why long dead dinosaurs have plenty to teach us about our future earth. And wildfires have scorched 8.5 million acres of land this year—a look at what’s fueling these fires.

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September 15, 2017

Planetary scientists reflect on the 20-year Cassini mission, which made its final fiery dive into Saturn today. Plus, biologists are waiting to assess Hurricane Irma’s damage to Florida’s wildlife.

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September 8, 2017

Are we alone in the universe? Famed astronomer and alien hunter Jill Tarter talks about her hunt for extraterrestrial life. Plus, the surprising ingredient that makes modern chicken possible: antibiotics.

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September 1, 2017

What does Hurricane Harvey mean for future storms and the cities that may be unprepared for them? Plus, there’s little evidence to support the idea that some people are visual versus auditory learners.

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August 25, 2017

Researchers map out what it would take for over 100 countries to switch entirely to renewable energy. Plus, scientists and space fanatics celebrate the Voyager mission’s 40th birthday.

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August 18, 2017

Most artificial flavors don't taste like their real fruit counterparts, but why? The answer lies in both history and chemistry. Plus, researchers question the safety of drugs fast-tracked by the FDA.

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August 11, 2017

New clues in the mystery of the moon’s long-snuffed out magnetic field. Plus, how to make spoof-proof fingerprint scanners and facial recognition technology.

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August 4, 2017

An exciting breakthrough in human gene editing using CRISPR is tempered by ethical questions. Plus, only three weeks remain before the Great American Eclipse. Are you ready?

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July 28, 2017

Testing the physics of this summer’s superhero blockbusters. And we revisit the pseudoscientific ideas of the 1950s, like “Hollow Earthism.”

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July 21, 2017

NASA wants to test our ability to deflect asteroids that could come too close to Earth. Plus, the fascinating story of the air we breathe and the gases that have shaped human history.

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