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Science

  1. much to think about
    Big Sean Vexed by Big QuestionsScience has confirmed what the rapper has long sensed is true: Earth’s rotation is speeding up.
  2. just asking questions
    Have Scientists Been Wrong About Alzheimer’s for Decades?A talk with Nobel laureate Thomas C. Südhof about a scandal rocking the world of Alzheimer’s research and how conceptions of the disease are changing.
  3. respect the hands
    Jurassic World’s Raptor Hands Make SenseIt’s the continued misunderstanding of velociraptors that’s ridiculous.
  4. obsessions
    NASA Wants to Send Nudes to SpaceHouston, are you flirting with me?
  5. explainer
    What We Know About Second COVID Booster ShotsAmericans over 50 are now eligible for an extra dose of COVID-19 vaccine. But experts are still debating who should get one.
  6. abortion
    The Pseudoscience That Could Kill WomenA Missouri anti-abortion bill is a symptom of an increasingly extreme movement.
  7. covid-19
    What to Expect From the COVID Variants to ComeThe evolution of the coronavirus remains difficult to predict, and future strains could be at least as dangerous as Omicron and its predecessors.
  8. science
    Sorry About the Deadly Pandemic, Here’s a WormScientists have named a new flatworm after COVID which is … cool, I guess.
  9. science
    Give Me the Goth Space DiamondSotheby’s is expected to sell the 555.55-carat black diamond for at least $6.8 million.
  10. science
    How to Understand the Powerful Volcanic Eruption Near TongaVolcanologist Jess Phoenix walks us through the science of Saturday’s explosive natural event in the South Pacific and what might happen next.
  11. medical breakthroughs
    A Pig’s Heart Has Been Successfully Transplanted Into a Human for the First TimeThe 57-year-old man who received a heart from a genetically modified pig is still doing well three days after the operation.
  12. smooth brain
    Celebrity Obsession Linked to Lower Intelligence, Nerds SayA recent study is calling me stupid?
  13. studies show
    Don’t Call Skateboarding at 50 a Midlife CrisisA new study claims skateboarding can help middle-aged people through depression, stress, and loneliness.
  14. covid-19
    Can Anything Stop the Omicron Wave?At this point, America has limited options.
  15. extreme weather
    What Is the Link Between Climate Change and the Historic Tornadoes?Climate scientists say there is growing evidence a warming world could make spates of intense tornadoes like Friday’s more common or more intense.
  16. disappointment
    Scientist Makes Phone for Her Dog, Dog Never AnswersAnd most of his calls were butt-dials.
  17. bloody hell
    Maybe It’s Moderna, Maybe It’s MenopauseHow medicine’s failure to take periods seriously fuels vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.
  18. space!
    Come at Me, BroBennu the asteroid will reportedly whiz by in 2135, which is … not soon enough.
  19. killers among us
    Actually, This Flower Prefers to Eat FleshA killer has been hiding in plain sight.
  20. 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.
  21. vanity projects
    Watch Stephen Colbert Narrate the Billionaire Going to Space Because He CanAt least the other space guy’s got Grimes.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.”
  25. i believe
    Sounds to Me Like There Are Definitely AliensA new government report says it can’t prove UFO sightings aren’t aliens, so …
  26. hmm
    Grimes Is Giving Us a Lot to Think AboutCan you decipher these comments on communism and AI?
  27. nooo
    Bad News: Cicadas Pee a LotAs if we haven’t suffered enough.
  28. 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.
  29. okay!
    And Now, a Fungus That Causes Cicadas’ Butts to Fall OffIt’s called Massospora and it is insidious.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. death from above
    Congratulations, You Weren’t Crushed by Space Debris TodayThat enormous Chinese space rocket has finished its uncontrolled fall back to earth.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. science
    New Physics Just Dropped (Maybe)A new experiment suggests a potential shakeup of a scientific theory of how the universe functions.
  36. covid-19
    The Story of One DoseInside the sprawling operational puzzle of bringing the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine to the public.
  37. science
    LEAVE HER ALONE!!Scientists have proposed sending a bunch of the sperm to the moon. Has she not been through enough?
  38. 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.
  39. space!
    Enterprising Little Robot Lands on MarsNASA’s Perseverance rover has arrived on the Red Planet. Please clap.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.”
  44. investigations
    The Lab-Leak HypothesisFor decades, scientists have been hot-wiring viruses in hopes of preventing a pandemic, not causing one. But what if …?
  45. 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.
  46. fashion
    A Dress Made Out of Beautiful Green AlgaeThe One X One incubator program marries science and fashion.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. health
    The First COVID-19 Vaccines Are Going Out TodayPfizer is sending out 2.9 million doses this week.
  50. 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.
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