The Defenders Could Punch Better if They Learned Some Physics
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The Defenders Could Punch Better if They Learned Some Physics

I haven’t seen The Defenders yet, but it’s high on my list of things to watch. I am super excited about it, and why not? It brings Luke…

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To Protect Genetic Privacy, Encrypt Your DNA
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To Protect Genetic Privacy, Encrypt Your DNA

In 2007, DNA pioneer James Watson became the first person to have his entire genome sequenced—making all of his 6 billion base pairs publicly available for research. Well,…

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Bizarre Sea Creature Could Teach Humans to Do the Locomotion
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Bizarre Sea Creature Could Teach Humans to Do the Locomotion

There’s teamwork—NASA putting people on the moon, for instance, or the Mighty Ducks triumphing over Team Iceland—and then there’s teamwork. A gelatinous sea creature called a salp knows…

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Why the US Solar Industry Doesn’t Want Government Protection
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Why the US Solar Industry Doesn’t Want Government Protection

Suniva was once among the top solar panel manufacturers in America. Then, in April, the Georgia company declared bankruptcy. A few days after, it revealed why: Foreign governments,…

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Microbes May Rig Their DNA to Speed Up Evolution
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Microbes May Rig Their DNA to Speed Up Evolution

In 1944, a Columbia University doctoral student in genetics named Evelyn Witkin made a fortuitous mistake. During her first experiment in a laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor, in…

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California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don’t Kill Profits
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California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don’t Kill Profits

To anyone who believes environmental regulation is poison for profits, California must be infuriating. The state’s pollution policies rarely wilt its perennially blooming economy. For the past nine…

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How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse Without Glasses
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How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse Without Glasses

You’ve surely heard by now that the moon will pass between Earth and the sun on August 21, creating a total solar eclipse that will cast a shadow…

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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Follow Live from Coast to Coast
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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Follow Live from Coast to Coast

We get it: Ads aren’t what you’re here for. But ads help us keep the lights on. So, add us to your ad blocker’s whitelist or pay $1…

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The Most Extreme Way to Watch the Eclipse? Chase It in a Jet
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The Most Extreme Way to Watch the Eclipse? Chase It in a Jet

The total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 is shaping up to be an Earth-shaking event, if the crowds getting into position five days early are any indication.…

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Bacteria May Rig Their DNA to Speed Up Evolution
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Bacteria May Rig Their DNA to Speed Up Evolution

In 1944, a Columbia University doctoral student in genetics named Evelyn Witkin made a fortuitous mistake. During her first experiment in a laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor, in…

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