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What we can learn from New Horizons

What we can learn from New Horizons

NASA’s spacecraft finally flew past Pluto last week and made some startling discoveries

Smooth moves from repellant gel

Smooth moves from repellant gel

Scientists in Japan have created an inorganic material that mimics our own cartilage

Secret space plane lands in California

Secret space plane lands in California

The pilotless X-37B has returned. But, the Air Force isn’t telling anyone what this spacecraft has been up to

To make a mushroom cloud

To make a mushroom cloud

Not all mushroom clouds are nuclear, but that doesn’t mean any old boom will do

Should national labs reinvent themselves?

Should national labs reinvent themselves?

American science needs the U.S. national laboratories, but the system could use an update

Decoding the depths of the earth

Decoding the depths of the earth

Seismologist William Menke’s expeditions reveal what lies beneath

The life of a bubble

The life of a bubble

There’s more to making a soap bubble than a breath and a wand