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Wildfires could threaten ozone layer, and vaccinating against tick bites

Could wildfires be depleting the ozone all over again? Staff Writer Paul Voosen talks with host...

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The long road to launching the James Webb Space Telescope, and genes for a longer life span

The James Webb Space Telescope was first conceived in the late 1980s. Now, more than 30 years...

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The folate debate, and rewriting the radiocarbon curve

Some 80 countries around the world add folic acid to their food supply to prevent birth defects...

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Sleeping without a brain, tracking alien invasions, and algorithms of oppression

Simple animals like jellyfish and hydra, even roundworms, sleep. Without brains. Why do they...

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Soil science goes deep, and making moldable wood

There are massive telescopes that look far out into the cosmos, giant particle accelerators...

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The ripple effects of mass incarceration, and how much is a dog’s nose really worth?

This week we are covering the Science special issue on mass incarceration. Can a dog find a...

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Swarms of satellites could crowd out the stars, and the evolution of hepatitis B over 10 millennia

In 2019, a SpaceX rocket released 60 small satellites into low-Earth orbit—the first wave...

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Whole-genome screening for newborns, and the importance of active learning for STEM

Today, most newborns get some biochemical screens of their blood, but whole-genome sequencing is...

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Earliest human footprints in North America, dating violins with tree rings, and the social life of DNA

Contributing Correspondent Lizzie Wade joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss fossilized footprints...

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Earliest human footprints in North America, dating violins with tree rings, and the social life of DNA

Contributing Correspondent Lizzie Wade joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss fossilized footprints...

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Potty training cows, and sardines swimming into an ecological trap

Online News Editor David Grimm joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about the health and environmental...

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Potty training cows, and sardines swimming into an ecological trap

Online News Editor David Grimm joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about the health and environmental...

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Legions of lunar landers, and why we make robots that look like people

Staff Writer Paul Voosen talks with host Sarah Crespi about plans for NASA’s first visit to...

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Legions of lunar landers, and why we make robots that look like people

Staff Writer Paul Voosen talks with host Sarah Crespi about plans for NASA’s first visit to...

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Pinpointing the origins of SARS-CoV-2, and making vortex beams of atoms

Staff Writer Jon Cohen joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss the many theories circulating about the...

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Pinpointing the origins of SARS-CoV-2, and making vortex beams of atoms

Staff Writer Jon Cohen joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss the many theories circulating about the...

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New insights into endometriosis, predicting RNA folding, and the surprising career of the spirometer

News Intern Rachel Fritts talks with host Sarah Crespi about a new way to think about...

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New insights into endometriosis, predicting RNA folding, and the surprising career of the spirometer

News Intern Rachel Fritts talks with host Sarah Crespi about a new way to think about...

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Building a martian analog on Earth, and moral outrage on social media

Contributing Correspondent Michael Price joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss the newest Mars...

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