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PLANET PLATES, METAL MOON AND COMET COCKTAILS

A roundup of some recent astrobiology-related science news

DRAGON QUEST: AUSTRALIA KICKS OFF SEARCH FOR POSSIBLY EXTINCT LIZARD

The Victorian grasslands earless dragon hasn't been observed for 50 years, but conservationists haven't given up hope yet

 
 
 

PUMPING BREAST MILK AT 50 BELOW

Field research can be essential to a successful scientific career-but when you're a woman, there are some unique challenges

BETTER MEMORY THROUGH ELECTRICAL BRAIN RIPPLES

A study in mice shows improved cognitive performance when these bursting signals move around memory circuits

 
 
 

NOT ALL MILITARY BASES PLAN FOR WARMING, WATCHDOG FINDS

The Defense Department recognizes the risks posed by climate change, but needs to do more to protect its facilities

A HEAD FULL OF FLUID AND BURNING EYES: NASA ASTRONAUT TALKS ABOUT HIS YEAR LIVING IN SPACE

Scientific American spoke with Scott Kelly about the hardships of life in zero gravity and what it was like coming back to Earth

 
 
 

THE CANNABIS CULTURE WARS

Engaging with enthusiasts and alarmists alike can take its toll on one's patience

THE BITTER TRUTH: SCIENTISTS SEQUENCE THE ALMOND GENOME

Cracking the nut's “cyanide problem” could make it easier to cultivate sweeter varieties of this ancient snack

 
 
 

HOPES FOR CUTTING CARBON DO NOT YET MATCH REALITY

Prices on carbon are not strict enough to make significant dents in emissions

STOP USING PHONY SCIENCE TO JUSTIFY TRANSPHOBIA

Actual research shows that sex is anything but binary

 
 
 

RACE MATTERS TO THE HEALTH OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN

The recent, premature death of director John Singleton is a tragic case in point

ECOLOGICAL DETECTIVES HUNT FOR SAN FRANCISCO'S VANISHED WATERWAYS

Recovering “ghost creeks” from past landscapes can help protect the city's future amid climate chaos

 
 
 

A BIODEGRADABLE LABEL DOESN'T MAKE IT SO

At the third Scientific American “Science Meets Congress” event, “Solving the Plastic Waste Problem”, experts examined the question...

USING GANJA TO GET HIGH DATES BACK MILLENNIA

Ancient site points to weed's role in burial rites

 
 
 

WATER ON EUROPA-WITH A PINCH OF SALT

Much like Earth's seas, the subsurface ocean of this icy moon of Jupiter contains sodium chloride, the main ingredient of table salt

CREEPING TOWARD PERMANENT DROUGHT

Both trees and climate models are telling us the same frightening story

 
 
 

HABITAT RESTORATION ISN'T JUST FOR PROFESSIONALS

Communities can take it on themselves-and they must

VENUS, EARTH'S EVIL TWIN, BECKONS SPACE AGENCIES

Once a water-rich Eden, the hellish planet could reveal how to find habitable worlds around distant stars

 
 
 

WATCH A RAGING FOREST FIRE SURROUND YOU IN 360 DEGREES

Nightmarish spherical videos, shot from the center of an inferno, demonstrate how they spread

HOW NANOTECH POWERS PRECISION MEDICINE

It's behind everything from narrowly targeted drug delivery to microchips you can swallow

 
 
 



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