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Science

  1. how i get it done
    How Cosmologist Janna Levin Makes Space for Big IdeasWhen she’s not teaching, writing, running the Science Studios at the Pioneer Works cultural center and captaining her digital magazine, The Broadcast.
  2. vanity projects
    Watch Stephen Colbert Narrate the Billionaire Going to Space Because He CanAt least the other space guy’s got Grimes.
  3. explainer
    When Can I Buy a Ticket to Space? A Guide for Non-Billionaires.Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson will soon go where few tourists have gone before. Here are the costs, the risks, and when the rest of us can join them.
  4. just asking questions
    How the Pentagon Can Improve the Way It Studies UFOsHarvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb lays out the steps U.S. officials should take to ensure science is at the center of our revamped approach to UFOs.
  5. good riddance
    Naomi Wolf’s Anti-Vaxx Tweets Just Got Her Account SuspendedAmong other wild falsehoods, the author called vaccines a “software platform that can receive uploads.”
  6. i believe
    Sounds to Me Like There Are Definitely AliensA new government report says it can’t prove UFO sightings aren’t aliens, so …
  7. hmm
    Grimes Is Giving Us a Lot to Think AboutCan you decipher these comments on communism and AI?
  8. nooo
    Bad News: Cicadas Pee a LotAs if we haven’t suffered enough.
  9. covid-19
    Biden Joins the COVID Lab-Leak-Theory DebateThe president says that U.S. intelligence is considering the theory and he wants them to push harder to answer where the coronavirus originated.
  10. okay!
    And Now, a Fungus That Causes Cicadas’ Butts to Fall OffIt’s called Massospora and it is insidious.
  11. covid-19
    The COVID Lab-Leak Hypothesis Just Got a Big Credibility BoostA group of experts published an open letter in Science calling for a new investigation into the origins of the coronavirus.
  12. bugs
    The Cicadas Are HereTrillions of small insects, recognizable by their buzzing mating call, are starting to emerge for the first time in nearly two decades.
  13. death from above
    Congratulations, You Weren’t Crushed by Space Debris TodayThat enormous Chinese space rocket has finished its uncontrolled fall back to earth.
  14. don’t panic
    Hopefully You Won’t Be Crushed by Space Debris This WeekendExperts don’t know exactly where a 23-ton Chinese rocket part will land.
  15. just asking questions
    Suzanne Simard Changed How the World Sees TreesThe pathbreaking ecologist on what she’s learned about interspecies collaboration, tree sentience, and nature’s resilience.
  16. science
    New Physics Just Dropped (Maybe)A new experiment suggests a potential shakeup of a scientific theory of how the universe functions.
  17. covid-19
    The Story of One DoseInside the sprawling operational puzzle of bringing the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine to the public.
  18. science
    LEAVE HER ALONE!!Scientists have proposed sending a bunch of the sperm to the moon. Has she not been through enough?
  19. covid-19
    Pfizer COVID Vaccine Is Highly Effective After Just One Dose, Study FindsAn Israeli study found the first jab reduces infections by 75 percent, bolstering the case for delaying second doses to stretch out supply.
  20. space!
    Enterprising Little Robot Lands on MarsNASA’s Perseverance rover has arrived on the Red Planet. Please clap.
  21. climate crisis
    Yet Another Terrifying, Deadly, Once-in-a-Lifetime StormExtreme weather in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. has left at least 20 dead and millions without power. This is our new normal under climate change.
  22. covid-19
    Herd Immunity May Be Out of Reach — But Normality Is in SightThe virus may keep circulating indefinitely, but the vaccines appear robust enough to turn all COVID variants into minor ailments.
  23. public health
    How Worried Should We Be About the Coronavirus Variants?The Cut spoke with Michael Worobey, a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona who studies the evolution of flu viruses.
  24. animals
    Finally, Science Has Allowed Us to Gaze Upon a Dinosaur’s OrificeA paleontologist says the newly discovered dinosaur butthole specimen is “perfect” and “unique.”
  25. investigations
    The Lab-Leak HypothesisFor decades, scientists have been hot-wiring viruses in hopes of preventing a pandemic, not causing one. But what if …?
  26. coronavirus
    America’s Vaccine Rollout Is Already a DisasterVaccines should bring the end of the pandemic, but we’re bungling their distribution just as badly as the rest of our coronavirus response.
  27. fashion
    A Dress Made Out of Beautiful Green AlgaeThe One X One incubator program marries science and fashion.
  28. science
    The ‘Ugliest Orchid in the World’ Doesn’t Need Your ApprovalThe new flower, discovered in the forests of Madagascar, might not be described as a looker, but she brings so much more to the ecosystem.
  29. coronavirus
    ‘I Feel Like Healing Is Coming’The surprisingly emotional experience of watching someone receive one of the first COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S.
  30. health
    The First COVID-19 Vaccines Are Going Out TodayPfizer is sending out 2.9 million doses this week.
  31. how i get it done
    How A Vaccine Whisperer Gets It DoneAs the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project, a nonprofit monitoring and addressing public trust in vaccines, Heidi Larson has never been busier.
  32. nature
    Tall Queen Revealed to Be Even TallerCongrats to her!
  33. germs
    Well, at Least We’re Less Disgusting NowThe coronavirus has certainly changed our hygiene habits for the better.
  34. science
    Scientists Are Just Sticking Platypuses Under Black LightWhy, you might ask? I’m still not sure.
  35. coronavirus news
    Pfizer Says Its COVID Vaccine May Be 90 Percent EffectiveThe news is exciting, but experts warn that the findings haven’t been peer-reviewed yet.
  36. space
    Astronomers Discover … Earth??A horrifying hell planet whipping through space? Sounds very familiar.
  37. climate crisis
    But Wait, There’s Also Terrible Climate NewsThe warming sea may now be releasing huge deposits of methane — which heats the atmosphere at a rate 80 times stronger than carbon dioxide.
  38. how i get it done
    How a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Scientist Gets It DonePolina V. Lishko’s work could change the future of birth control.
  39. coronavirus news
    The FDA Has Officially Approved the First Coronavirus TreatmentThe anti-viral drug remdesivir has passed the agency’s regulatory standards.
  40. let them live
    Let the Paleontologists Cyber If They WantAn overzealous filter prevented paleontologists from using words like bone, pubic, and stream at an online conference.
  41. health
    Remdesivir Has ‘Little or No Effect’ in Reducing COVID DeathsThe WHO found that the drug — which Trump was treated with — does not reduce mortality rates or time spent in the hospital.
  42. science
    Two Women Have Won the Nobel Prize in ChemistryEmmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna have been recognized for “rewriting the code of life.”
  43. covid-19
    What If They Make a Coronavirus Vaccine and Nobody Takes It?There are already clear signs that the public is suspicious about corners being cut.
  44. animals
    In New Mexico, the Birds Are Dying at Alarming RatesAnd wildlife experts don’t know exactly why.
  45. climate crisis
    We’re Getting Far Too Used to Living in HellThe dull horror of watch the world burn over social media.
  46. asteroid
    An Asteroid Is Headed for Earth Just Before Election DayIncredible timing.
  47. movie review
    Tesla Is a Bizarre, Bewitching Anti-BiopicSee Ethan Hawke sing “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.”
  48. sigh
    Is the Moon Fed Up With Us?She’s retreating from the Earth at a rate of an inch and a half per year.
  49. covid-19
    The Good (But Not Great) News About T-Cells and Herd ImmunityTwo areas of research offer tentative hope that meaningful natural protection from COVID-19 may come sooner than expected.
  50. very online
    This Scientist Twitter Drama Is WildMeTooStem founder BethAnn McLaughlin admitted to inventing a colleague and saying she’d died of COVID-19.
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