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Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

In many ways, these little microbes are better prepared for space travel than we are

By | Posted March 7, 2018

Fighting pests with genetic editing could backfire

Fighting pests with genetic editing could backfire

Invasive species can be voracious jerks but we must find safer ways to eradicate them

By | Posted March 5, 2018

Legislators aim to bring smart city tech to small towns

Legislators aim to bring smart city tech to small towns

But unique circumstances in these communities could make the effort fall short

By | Posted February 27, 2018

Space has weather, too

Space has weather, too

Here’s how it affects you (and how we study it)

By | Posted February 26, 2018

Unlikely creatures reveal the story of early Arctic seas

Unlikely creatures reveal the story of early Arctic seas

They can help scientists better predict impacts from a changing climate

By | Posted February 14, 2018

What sayest tau?

What sayest tau?

What we know, and still don’t, about tau proteins’ role in brain disease

By | Posted February 5, 2018

Are pets good or bad for your child's allergies?

Are pets good or bad for your child’s allergies?

Here’s what the evidence actually says

By | Posted January 31, 2018

Alaskans take to the seas to fight climate change

Alaskans take to the seas to fight climate change

A massive passenger ferry in Alaska and British Columbia could help scientists track the complex process of ocean acidification

By | Posted January 29, 2018

Can computers forecast avalanches better than humans digging holes?

Can computers forecast avalanches better than humans digging holes?

In the world of avalanche forecasting, manual methods are state of the art. But meteorologists are honing a computer model for the job

By | Posted January 24, 2018

Chemical 'aphrodisiac' jumpstarts the sex life of a single-celled organism

Chemical ‘aphrodisiac’ jumpstarts the sex life of a single-celled organism

Yes, it’s as messy as it sounds

By | Posted January 22, 2018

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