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Why Do Older Fathers Carry Higher Autism Risk? 

The mutations in sperm that increase with age are likely more minor than previously thought—here are some other options. 

Books
May 24 2016 9:15 AMBeware the Medical Beach ReadIt won’t give you nuanced science. But books of depth can—and Gluten Exposed is one of them.
Bad Astronomy
May 23 2016 12:10 PMAn Optical Illusion That Proves Your Brain Is Lying to You: Are These Dunes or Pits?
Science
May 23 2016 7:31 AMWhat Is Up With Cicadas?Why they come out so infrequently, what they do in the interim, and most importantly—are they edible?
Bad Astronomy
May 21 2016 9:00 AMNow’s the Best Time All Year to Look at Mars
Bad Astronomy
May 20 2016 8:45 AMOf Course Trump Chose a Global Warming Denier as His Energy Adviser
Science
May 19 2016 3:04 PMTiny Drone Learns to Fly—and LandDon’t swat this fly on the wall.
Bad Astronomy
May 19 2016 12:00 PMCards Against Humanity Science Pack Just Helped Humanity
Bad Astronomy
May 18 2016 10:59 AMAnother Brick in the Wall: An Optical Illusion to Torment Your Brain
Science
May 18 2016 7:00 AMWatch Lions Go Bonkers Over Giant Paper RopesNow they just need a laser pointer.
Books
May 17 2016 1:11 PMHow Emily Dickinson Grew Her Genius in Her Family’s BackyardDickinson’s poetic innovations depended on her skills as a gardener and naturalist.
Bad Astronomy
May 17 2016 8:45 AMYou Just Lived Through the Hottest April on Record. And March. And February. And January. And December. And ...
Bad Astronomy
May 16 2016 9:00 AMAstronomers Measure a Black Hole Equal to 660 Million Times the Sun’s Mass
Bad Astronomy
May 15 2016 9:15 AMOur Weird and Wonderful World: Kinked Chain of von Kármán Vortices
Medical Examiner
May 13 2016 12:07 PMRio Should Still Host the Summer OlympicsThe threat of Zika isn’t enough to warrant canceling the games.
Bad Astronomy
May 13 2016 9:00 AMHere Be Robots: A Medieval Map of Mars
Bad Astronomy
May 24 2016 9:15 AMThe Darkly Glowing Ribbon of Star Birth
Bad Astronomy
May 23 2016 9:00 AMJupiter May Get Whacked by an Asteroid Every Couple of Months. Ow.
Bad Astronomy
May 22 2016 9:30 AMA Million (Well, a Dozen or So) Funny Ways to Die in Space
Science
May 20 2016 12:10 PMFighting Climate Change Is Hard When You Live on a Natural Gas ReserveWhen even environmentalists sell the rights to their land, you know it’s bad.
Science
May 20 2016 5:52 AMWe’re in Year Five of California’s DroughtThe state’s dead trees are elevating forest fire risks. And yes, climate change is to blame.
Science
May 19 2016 1:47 PMScientists Are Punnier Than You ThinkEven serious researchers get punchy when writing up their results from time to time. 
Bad Astronomy
May 19 2016 9:00 AMWhat Is the Deal With All Those White Spots on the Protoplanet Ceres?
Bad Astronomy
May 18 2016 8:45 AMWatch the Expansion of Debris Hurled Into Space by a Supernova
Books
May 17 2016 1:11 PMDecoding DickinsonEmily Dickinson’s cryptic biological references have fooled many readers. Here’s how to interpret her poems with a naturalist’s eye.
Bad Astronomy
May 17 2016 11:45 AMThe Sun Also Rises on the Moon
Medical Examiner
May 16 2016 5:07 PMNo, You Don’t Need Special “Anti-Zika” CondomsAll condoms are anti-Zika.
Science
May 15 2016 8:30 PMBullies Have a Trump CardAnti-bullying efforts need to address the stubborn problem of popular bullies.
Bad Astronomy
May 14 2016 10:48 AMGetting a $10 Billion Telescope to Stand Up Straight
Medical Examiner
May 13 2016 11:56 AMUnhelpful PunishmentThe stress low-income kids experience hurts them biologically. How we punish them doesn’t help. 
Bad Astronomy
May 12 2016 1:16 PMScience in Paradise

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