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June 2, 2023
Animals like tiger sharks, sea otters, and wildebeest play outsized roles in sequestering carbon. Plus, over a thousand people have participated in an international project to crossbreed smaller varieties of a backyard tomato plant. And, researchers find the saguaro cactus’ new growth is declining.
Celebrating Irrational, Transcendental Pi
As we celebrate Pi Day, mathematician Steven Strogatz talks about how the ancients calculated pi—and how you can do it at home.
Could a Blood Test Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s?
In a preliminary study, researchers identified 10 lipids in the blood that correlated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s.
EncROACHment: New York’s Invasive Cockroaches
Rutgers University entomologists unravel clues to identify a new invasive roach species in New York City.
As the Web Turns 25, Where Is It Going Next?
We celebrate the web’s 25th birthday with an archival clip of Tim Berners-Lee, the web’s inventor, and take a look ahead with Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center.
Three Years After the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown
Three out of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daichii nuclear power plant suffered a meltdown.
‘Particle Fever’ Captures the Excitement of the Higgs Discovery
“Particle Fever” takes filmgoers behind the scenes of physics’ big breakthrough: the discovery of the Higgs Boson.
Michio Kaku Imagines ‘The Future of the Mind’
In “The Future of the Mind,” physicist Michio Kaku predicts big advances for our brains.
Where Do Sea Turtles Go During Their ‘Lost Years’?
Biologists crack the case of sea turtles’ ‘lost years’ with a little help from a nail salon technician.
Delving Into the Security of an Internet of Things
As more devices come online, is enough attention being given to security and privacy?
Battling HIV, Using A Body’s Own Immune Cells
Researchers are exploring a new approach to fighting HIV infection by genetically modifying a person’s own immune cells to be resistant to the virus.