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March 24, 2023
Can a honey badger beat a short-faced bear? Now’s your chance to compete in March Mammal Madness. Plus, could lab rats become a thing of the past? And a scientifically artistic interpretation of what a black hole sounds like.
A New Stage Play Tackles Athletes and Concussions
“Headstrong” looks at the high price some athletes pay for staying in the game.
The Idea Factory: How Bell Labs Created the Future
Jon Gertner writes of how Bell Labs became a hotspot for innovation in The Idea Factory.
An Astronaut Explores NASA’s Scientific Frontiers
Astronaut and astrophysicist John Grunsfeld leads NASA’s investigations of Earth–and beyond.
Mining Quarries Millions of Miles from Earth
A company aims to expand the worldâ€™s natural resource base by mining asteroids.
How Buffett’s Cancer Is Shaping National Dialogue
One journalist says Warren Buffettâ€™s decision to treat prostate cancer sets a bad precedent.
Designing a Bridge for Earthquake Country
Inside the worldâ€™s longest self-anchored suspension bridge being built in quake-prone San Francisco Bay.
Exploring The Deepest, Darkest Spots On Earth
James Cameron, Sylvia Earle, and John McCosker talk about the sights and creatures of the deep ocean.
Untangling The Hairy Physics Of Rapunzel
Kelly Ward, of Walt Disney Animation Studios, was tasked with bringing Rapunzel’s locks to life.
How Movie Makers Use Science to Make Magic
From miniatures and matte paintings to motion capture, a look at how movie technology has changed.
Searching for Nature’s Time Machines in Relics
A new book documents the creatures and places that can tell us about life on Earth millions of years ago.