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Tag Archives: Science

We Know Exactly How to Stop WildfiresWith Money

Wild lands are practically worthless.They’re not worthless to the things that live in them, of course. They love ‘em. And they aren’t worthless…
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You Can Drink Champagne in SpaceYes, Really

Space travel used to be something that only people with the right stuff could experience. But advances in commercial space tourism is changing…
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North Carolina Chose to Ignore Its Dangerous Sea Levels Years Before Hurricane Florence Hit

This story originally appeared on the Huffington Post and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.In 2012, North Carolina legislators passed a bill…
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Americas Spaceport Boom Is Outpacing the Need to Go to Space

“The first mile is free,” Colorado’s governor, John Hickenlooper, says into a microphone. He’s smiling from a stage in Denver’s air and space…
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China Built the Worlds Largest Telescope. Then Came the Tourists

Credit Intentionally WithheldThe day before, Stierwalt had traveled from Southern California to Pingtang Astronomy Town for a conference hosted by scientists from the…
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Before Using Birth Control Apps, Consider Your Privacy

Score one for the quantified self-surveillance movement. Last week, the US Food and Drug Agency approved the first-ever, over-the-counter digital contraceptive—a polished and…
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This One-Armed Robot Is Super Manipulative (in a Good Way)

Give a man a fish, the old saying goes, and you feed him for a day—teach a man to fish, and you feed…
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Germany Has Proven the Modern Automobile Must Die

This story originally appeared on The New Republic and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Germany was supposed to be a model for solving global warming. In…
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Intelligent design? How come He made so many blunders? | Robin McKie

Whatever Tim Peake thinks, human bodies are so flawed were lucky to be here at allTake a look in the mirror and examine…
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My Two-Week Edible-Insect Feast

The insects appeared at my Chicago doorstep in swarms. Crickets, grasshoppers, locusts, mealworms, ants—all of them dead on arrival, entombed in resealable bags…
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