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March 17, 2023
Pharma companies are harnessing the power of AI to streamline the research development of new drugs. Plus, as phosphorus reserves dwindle, excess phosphorus in fertilizer pollutes waterways. And a smart toilet that give users more insight into their health.
Temple Grandin: ‘My Mind Works Like Google Images’
In this 2006 interview, Temple Grandin explains how her autism helps her understand animal behavior.
Carl Sagan: ‘Science Is a Way of Thinking’
In this 1996 interview, Carl Sagan talks about pseudoscience, UFOs, and the origins of the universe.
A Year of Ups and Downs for Science
Ira Flatow and a panel of editors and bloggers discuss the year’s biggest science stories.
Out of the Bottle: Wine Flavor
A researcher from Cornell details the chemical composition of wine’s diverse flavor profiles.
Christmas Bird Count 2013
An update from the annual birding holiday tradition: the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
Unpacking DARPA’s and Google’s Robotics Interests
Google has purchased eight robotics companies in the last half-year.
Reggie Watts Builds a Synthesizer, Bit by Bit
How do synths work? Reggie Watts shows off a synthesizer you can build yourself.
The Best Science Books Of 2013
Journalist Deborah Blum and Maria Popova of Brainpickings.org share their top science books of 2013.
In a New Play, Trusty Sidekick Is a Supercomputer
Madeleine George’s new play explores our dependency on technology—and each other.
This Doc’s Miracle Drug? Exercise
Doctor Jordan Metzl says specific cardio and strength training regimens can treat a variety of ills.