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Snapshot of a Super Sucker

Monday June 1st, 2020 06:15:00 PM
Scientists are using biological suction cups as inspiration for new bioengineered tech.

George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery Deaths: The Everyday Health Harms of Racism

Monday June 1st, 2020 04:00:00 PM
Police killings of black men gain widespread attention, but black men's life-and-death issues are ignored on a daily basis, a physician who studies health gaps explains.

From the Crew Dragon to Mars: Cady Coleman on NASA's Path Forward

Monday June 1st, 2020 02:00:00 AM
The veteran astronaut weighs in on the first US crewed flight since 2011, and what may come next.

In Historic First, SpaceX Successfully Launches NASA Astronauts Into Space

Sunday May 31st, 2020 08:20:00 PM (Eric Betz)
Elon Musk's rocket company came through, becoming the first private enterprise to put a human in orbit. The launch also restored America's ability to launch astronauts from its own soil.

How Much Color Do We Really See?

Saturday May 30th, 2020 11:00:00 PM (Neuroskeptic)
Most people don’t notice massive color distortion in their peripheral vision.

The U.S. Return to Flight: Perspective from NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott

Saturday May 30th, 2020 07:00:00 PM
The pilot of the final flight of the space shuttle Discovery previews what the Crew Dragon launch means for the future of space exploration.

Can This Cheap, DIY Air Pollution Sensor Help the World Get Clean Air?

Saturday May 30th, 2020 03:30:00 PM (Eric Betz)
Columbian citizen scientists built dirt-cheap air quality monitors and deployed them across their city, forcing the government to confront its pollution. Now they’re teaching others to build them, too.

Did Freud ‘Borrow’ His Ideas on Sexuality?

Friday May 29th, 2020 11:00:00 PM (Neuroskeptic)
Freud’s ideas were not the unprecedented breakthrough he claimed.

Retired Astronauts Discuss the Future of Spaceflight Ahead of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

Friday May 29th, 2020 09:30:00 PM
NASA veterans Nicole Stott and Cady Coleman ponder humanity’s future in space and the role women will play in it.

Want to Start a Vegetable Garden? Here’s How, According to Science

Friday May 29th, 2020 09:30:00 PM
You don’t need a proven green thumb to give it a shot. Expert horticulturalists share their top tips for planting sprouts at home.

Turns Out, You Can’t Blame Your Personality on Birth Order — Unless You’re a Twin

Friday May 29th, 2020 08:15:00 PM
In the debate about birth order, twins appear to be an anomaly. Parents and scientists are starting to get answers.

Are Ultraviolet Sanitizing Lights Safe for Humans?

Friday May 29th, 2020 04:32:00 PM
Called "far-UVC," this light is supposed to thwart pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 without harming humans — but some researchers would like to see more evidence.

How the Next Generation of Quantum Hacks Will Threaten the Future Internet

Friday May 29th, 2020 04:00:00 PM
The quantum internet promises entirely secure communication. But cybersecurity experts say quantum mechanics opens up entirely new ways to attack it.

Why Artificial Brains Need Sleep

Friday May 29th, 2020 01:00:00 PM (Charles Choi)
Like biological brains, artificial neural networks may depend on slow-wave sleep for learning.

5 Best CBD Cream For Pain

Friday May 29th, 2020 05:00:00 AM

Death From Above: Seven Unlucky Tales of People Killed by Meteorites

Thursday May 28th, 2020 08:16:00 PM (Eric Betz)
Thousands of years of historical records show people are likely struck by meteorites surprisingly often.

What Is a Clinical Trial?

Thursday May 28th, 2020 01:00:00 PM
The only way to know if a medical treatment actually works is with a randomized-controlled trial.

How Will We Remember the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Wednesday May 27th, 2020 10:28:00 PM
Years later, our memories of the pandemic may be somewhat distorted because of the way our brains process emotions and events.

The Time of Trials: Waiting for a Coronavirus Vaccine

Wednesday May 27th, 2020 01:00:00 PM (Bob Holmes, Knowable Magazine)
An infected and impatient world needs protection from Covid-19, but rushing it won't be easy. How can we speed up a complicated process?

What to Know Before the Historic Launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

Wednesday May 27th, 2020 12:30:00 AM
American astronauts haven’t launched from U.S. soil since 2011, and they’ve never ventured to space aboard a privately built rocket. That’s about to change.

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