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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.
How Humans and Insects Conquered the Earth
E.O. Wilson discusses evolution and natural selection in The Social Conquest of Earth.
Marc Abrahams Makes Science Improbably Funny
The editor and co-founder of The Annals of Improbable Research talks about why some seemingly absurd science matters.
Engineering for Success by Building on Failure
A new book explores why engineers should pay close attention to past failures when designing a new bridge or plane.
Living It Up In Space
Two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station talk about life and the view from 220 miles above Earth.
Coyotes Come to the Big Apple
Wildlife biologist Mark Weckel is documenting coyote immigration through camera traps in city parks.
How Homo sapiens Became Masters of the Planet
Paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall discusses our human origins in Masters of the Planet.
Taking a Walk on New York’s Wild Side
From beavers to flying squirrels — researchers discuss how cities like New York are home to diverse plant and animal life.
New York City’s Mayor is a Geek at Heart
Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses his vision to turn the Big Apple into the technology capital of the world.
Gazing into the Cloud, From Storage to Servers
Experts discuss the switch away from traditional desktop computing to services in â€˜the cloud.â€™
Half A Century Later, A Return To Challenger Deep
The film director James Cameron has just completed a dive to the deepest point on Earth.