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May 26, 2023
A project looking at 240 mammals’ genomes, including that of the heroic sled dog Balto, offers a new view of evolutionary history. Plus, how the universe helped an astronomer find comfort after the loss of her husband. And, studying pain in the genetics of a woman who doesn’t experience pain at all.
SpaceX Explosion Damages Environment Around Launch Site
A debris cloud deposited potentially hazardous material as far as six miles north of the launch pad.
The Private Space Race Takes A Toll On Planet Earth
Carbon dioxide is the least of our worries when it comes to private spaceflight.
Are Phages A New Page In Medicine?
Scientists first discovered phages’ ability to treat bacterial infections about a century ago. Can their virus hunting skills be turned into new treatments?
How To Combat The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis
Antibiotic resistant infections are a growing problem, but researchers are developing a multi-pronged approach to solve it.
Dirty Diapers Reveal How Germy Babies’ Microbiomes Are
A new study found 10,000 virus species in baby poo.
Why Climate Activists Are Turning To Drastic Measures
To express their urgency, climate activists are increasingly turning to more disruptive acts of civil disobedience.
Recasting The Climate Movement In ‘How To Blow Up A Pipeline’
A new environmental thriller raises big questions about the goals and methods of climate activists.
The Southwest Is Learning to Live With Less
A new podcast is a tale of climate change and bureaucracy due to Colorado River drought.
Why Do Humans Anthropomorphize AI?
You might intellectually know a chatbot is a computer, but it’s hard not to imagine it has feelings.
A Bee’s Eye View Of Cities’ Microbiomes
Researchers found that samples from beehives could reveal important environmental differences between cities, and even neighborhoods.