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August 3, 2018

Physicists are still trying to prove decades-old theories, but some argue the best answers may not from beautiful math. Plus, Alan Alda discusses his diagnosis with Parkinson’s.

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July 27, 2018

Just how and why do city mice and country mice diverge? Plus, scientists found that a gene plays a role in determining what ant becomes a queen in a colony.

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July 20, 2018

What does heredity actually mean? Carl Zimmer brings up to speed. Plus, scientists simulated a prehistoric atmosphere to deduce how much dinos actually ate.

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July 13, 2018

This summer, we’re remembering the late Stephen Hawking and diving into his landmark work on black holes, the Big Bang, and the nature of the universe. Plus, a look at the psychology of happiness.

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July 6, 2018

How a 19th-century surveyor's view of climate was ahead of his time. Plus, new simulations look at a possible ancient impact that was enough to knock the planet Uranus on its side.

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June 29, 2018

What’s the evolutionary story of how whales came to be the majestic, awe-inspiring animals we know today? Plus, some book picks for your summer science reading.

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June 22, 2018

How can abstract math analyze social justice? Plus, the NIH just shut down a major study of the health effects of ‘moderate’ alcohol consumption. Now what?

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June 8, 2018

Most of the universe is invisible dark matter, if our theories are correct. So why is it so hard to find? Plus, a look at the natural history treasures hiding in museum collections.

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June 1, 2018

There are more scientists running in this year's midterm elections. What can they bring to Congress? Plus, deep sea researchers unveil an entire other world on our own planet.

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