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March 2, 2018

What will happen to the ISS as companies reach for a piece of space real estate? Plus, we survey a medicine chest’s worth of quacks through the ages, and employ modern-day science to evaluate their effectiveness.

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February 23, 2018

Roboticists are turning to fleshy substances to build a fleet of bio-inspired robots. Plus, a structural engineer talks the crafty physics that keeps a skyscraper standing.

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February 16, 2018

How do ice skaters master the perfect spin? We take a look at the physics. Plus, improvements in AI can make it hard to tell real media from fake.

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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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