Wednesday, February 17

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Dark Science

On the night sky’s understated importance in biological functions below.

Tuesday, February 16

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Altered Tastes

Can we be convinced that healthy food is delicious? On the new science of neurogastronomy and why we eat what we eat.

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Roommates on Mars

Training for a Mars mission on a Hawaiian volcano

Thursday, February 11

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The Billion-Year Wave

The inside story of how scientists finally proved that gravitational waves exist.

Wednesday, February 10

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Liquid Assets

The hedge fund manager making a bet that Wall Street can solve the water crisis in the West.

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You Can Train Your Body Into Thinking It’s Had Medicine

On the profound power of the placebo.

Tuesday, February 2

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How the Gold King Mine Spill Threatens the Navajo Nation

Last August, contaminated water escaped from an abandoned mine in Colorado and traveled down the Animas River to Shiprock, the second-largest city in the Navajo Nation. Two weeks later, the EPA declared the sludge-filled river safe.

Monday, February 1

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Sunday, January 31

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The Parrots of Serenity Park

The surprising bond between damaged birds and traumatized veterans.

Thursday, January 28

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Personal Observations on the Reliability of the Shuttle

“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.”

Six months after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, a member of the Presidential commission that investigated the crash presents his personal findings.

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The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain

Phil Kennedy set out to build the ultimate brain-computer interface. In the process, he almost lost his mind.

Tuesday, January 26

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The Day the Mesozoic Died

How a father and son solved the mystery of the dinosaurs’ demise.