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Bad Luck Asteroid: How The Dinosaurs Died (And Might’ve Survived)

07/28/14See Comments

A giant asteroid was just the 10-kilometer-wide straw that broke the Triceratops’ back. According to a new paleontological study, the strike from space thought to

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The Science Behind New TV Drama ‘Manhattan’ (Episode 1)

07/27/14See Comments

Manhattan, the new dramatic series on WGN America about scientists racing to create the atom bomb at Los Alamos, plays fast and loose with history,

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The Best Science-Themed Comics To Read Right Now

07/25/14See Comments

We delved into the physics and chemistry of comic book superheroes earlier this week, but there are some paneled pages where science doesn’t lurk beneath a cape.

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This Week In Science: Snipping Out HIV, Gas-Guzzling Lobster And Expensive Old Poop

07/25/14See Comments

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of this week’s most notable and quotable items: Researchers found a way to delete HIV

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Smart Everything: A Visit To The NYC Wearable Tech Expo

07/24/14See Comments

At New York City’s Javits Center this week, people were waving their hands around in front of bulky glasses, throwing up what looked like dorky

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Why Is HIV So Hard To Kill?

07/22/14See Comments

Humanity’s war against the HIV has been a constantly shifting battle, thanks to the wily nature of the virus. But humans, being quite wily themselves,

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Superhero Science: How To Fly, Control The Weather, And Hulk Out

07/22/14See Comments

Superheroes in comics and movies have powers beyond what we mere humans can dream of—and we’re not just talking about looking good in spandex. But

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The Long Shadow Of The Manhattan Project Part II: Ethics In The Atomic Age

07/21/14See Comments

Last week, we explored the Manhattan Project’s scientific legacy: new opportunities for energy, medicine, and spaceflight, and the beginnings of massive, government-funded science. But hundreds

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Cinema Peer Review: ‘I Origins’

07/21/14See Comments

Despite an excessively maudlin depiction of a philosophical odd-couple romance, Mike Cahill’s new science fiction film ‘I Origins’ does manage to create a somewhat plausible

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Five Alternate Uses for the Moon

07/18/14See Comments

Forty-five years after man landed on the moon, more people than ever are looking at new ways to get back there. Since Apollo 17 left