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The future of rare earth recycling

The future of rare earth recycling

Companies are scrambling to find ways to reuse costly rare earth elements

What do a smartphone, a hybrid car and a Tomahawk cruise missile have in common? They won’t work without obscure rare earth elements. More…

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Expecting the unexpected in space

Expecting the unexpected in space

NASA has a long history of repurposing old missions that finished or went wrong and ending up with great science

Our sleeping sun

Our sleeping sun

Scientists wonder what’s in store as sun activity lingers at lowest in over a century

Will Comet ISON survive?

Will Comet ISON survive?

Tiny ice ball meets giant fireball

The future of rare earth recycling

Companies are scrambling to find ways to reuse costly rare earth elements

Science and art collide in space images

Science and art collide in space images

What are we really seeing when we look at photos of planets and stars?

An idea for ideas

An idea for ideas

One man’s obsessive quest to optimize the everyday notebook

Science cartoonist Sidney Harris doesn’t draw “funny style”

Science cartoonist Sidney Harris doesn’t draw “funny style”

Harris communicates science with minimal line work