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Should we be protecting historic sites in space?

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Nearly 47 years ago, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin emerged from Apollo 11 and became the first humans to set foot on the moon. In addition to leaving their iconic footprints, the crew left equipment and memorabilia scattered on the lunar surface. 

Archaeologist Beth O’Leary says that the landing area constitutes an archaeology site that should be preserved. 

This is how radically unrecognizable life might be on other planets

Jul 24, 2016

Researchers have found that Saturn’s moon Titan could have the right chemical conditions to create precursors to life, although the chemistry — based on hydrogen cyanide and a molecule called polyimine — wouldn’t lead to life as we know it here on Earth.

Does human specimen research always need consent?

Jul 24, 2016

Should scientists be allowed to study your biological specimens — such as blood, urine or tissue samples — if you haven’t expressly given them permission?

What if the samples were left over from a doctor’s visit or a different study that you did consent to, and stripped of information that would identify you? 

Will heat waves cause more deaths as the climate warms?

Jul 23, 2016

In June, a heat wave in the American southwest sent the mercury soaring over 115 degrees in parts of Arizona. At least four deaths were linked to that heat wave.

Considering that 2016 is predicted to be the hottest year on record worldwide, and that last month was declared the hottest June on record in the United States, how could climate change influence the number of heat-related deaths we see?

The Women Who Brought Us Apollo 11

Jul 23, 2016

Predicting the Future of Robotics

Jul 23, 2016

The Shocking Behavior of Leaping Eels

Jul 23, 2016

The Women Who Brought Us Apollo 11

Jul 22, 2016

The Shocking Behavior of Leaping Eels

Jul 22, 2016

Life in the Wrong Political Bubble

Jul 22, 2016

Building Better Violins…With Science

Jul 13, 2016

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