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June 9, 2017

Biochemist and CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna discusses the revolutionary gene-editing tool. Plus, a 300,000-year-old hominid fossil find could possibly widen the boundaries of the “Cradle of Humanity.”

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June 2, 2017

Scientists using LIGO have detected the third gravitational wave since 2015. And a surgical technique that could bring feeling back to people with bionic limbs.

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May 26, 2017

A look at the first data to come back from the Juno mission’s trip to Jupiter. Plus, Leland Melvin talks about his journey from professional football player, to astronaut.

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May 19, 2017

We’ve got some soil science to help your garden spring into shape. Plus, an update on the effort to bring more science to the forensics used in criminal investigations.

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May 12, 2017

Homo naledi, an ancient hominin species, may have roamed Africa with early humans. Plus, 50 years after consumer microwaves, why do they make so many people nervous?

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May 5, 2017

When the sky goes dark during the solar eclipse, what will scientists be observing about our nearest star? Plus, the little sea creature that builds a big house—made of mucus.

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April 28, 2017

A fossil find in California makes the case for human settlement of the Americas 130,000 years ago—much earlier than previously believed.

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April 21, 2017

We explore the core issues underpinning this Saturday’s March for Science. And a look at how forensic ornithologists determine which bird species pose a threat to planes.

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April 7, 2017

How does NASA design sturdy rover wheels for Mars? Plus, the challenges of listening to the stars despite Earth's electronic noise.

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