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Terrible Virus, Fascinating History In ‘Rabid’

Here’s your vocabulary word for the week: zoonosis. It describes an infection that is transmitted between species. For example, the […]

How You Move Your Arm Says Something About Who You Are

When Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps steps onto a starting block a few days from now, a Stanford scientist named Krishna […]

How HIV Hijacks The Immune System

The road to a cure for AIDS is in sight, even if every step on the journey isn’t clear yet. […]

When Art Meets Science, You’ll Get The Picture

Scientists often struggle to explain their work to us nonscientists. Art to the rescue! In a new collaboration, artists are […]

Can Adding Iron To Oceans Slow Global Warming?

A noted oceanographer once quipped that if you gave him a tanker half-filled with iron, he could give you an […]

If You Are Hit By Two Atomic Bombs, Should You Have Kids?

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was late for work. It was August 1945, and he’d just finished designing a 5,000-ton tanker for his […]

With Funding Gone, Last Undersea Lab Could Surface

While you’re enjoying your coffee this morning, half a dozen scientists are already at work. They’re not sitting at desks, […]

From Coal To Gas: The Potential Risks And Rewards

This past week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a report linking climate change to some of the […]

The Id, The Ego And The Superhero: What Makes Batman Tick?

When you look at Batman with a coldly analytical eye — and he’s hard to avoid these days, with The […]

Fantasy Baseball For Physicists: Very, Very Fast Fastballs

Here’s a question: What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed […]

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