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Smart Reads: Bill Nye’s ‘Undeniable’

12/17/14See Comments

Evolution has two histories—the story of the Earth and its species, and our discovery and exploration of the concept itself. We recently had the pleasure...[Read More]

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The Game Theory Case Against Torture

12/17/14See Comments

Fairleigh Dickinson University political scientist John Schiemann was not surprised by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the torture techniques used in the CIA’s ‘enhanced interrogation’...[Read More]

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30 Years Ago, String Theory Made It To The Big Time

12/12/14See Comments

Thirty years ago, string theory vaulted from obscurity to the hottest thing in physics, thanks largely to a landmark paper from two scientists: Michael Green...[Read More]

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How An Ingredient In Airbags Might Turn Explosive

12/11/14See Comments

An airbag can save your life, but if improperly manufactured, it could mean your death. At least five people have died after airbags made by...[Read More]

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This Week In Science: Lakes On Mars, A Formula For Skipping Stones, And Rat Lingerie

12/11/14See Comments

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of this week’s most notable and quotable items: The 96-mile-wide crater that NASA’s Curiosity...[Read More]

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Why Frogs (And Other Amphibians) Are Dying In A Changing Climate

12/11/14See Comments

The canary in the coal mine of climate change may actually be something a little less feathery and a lot more slimy: Amphibians. Many of...[Read More]

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Forensic Evidence Is No Guarantee of Justice

12/09/14See Comments

A spatter of blood or a twist of fiber found at a crime scene is rarely the smoking gun our TV fiction promises, and evidence...[Read More]

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Can You Guess The Wild Faces Behind These Animal Eyes?

12/05/14See Comments

We were captivated by the stunning details of the animal eyes captured by photographer Brad Wilson in his animal portrait series Affinity. What sorts of wild souls belong to these...[Read More]

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This Week In Science: Seeing Infrared, Earth’s Shield, And A Bug Smorgasbord

12/04/14See Comments

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of this week’s most notable and quotable items: The first test flight of the...[Read More]

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Smart Reads: Matt Parker’s ‘Things To Make And Do In The Fourth Dimension’

12/04/14See Comments

If you ever dozed off in trigonometry class, mathematician and comedian Matt Parker won’t hold it against you: Most math education is a dreary trek...[Read More]