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Nov. 17 2017 5:10 PMA Guide to Understanding a Million vs. a Billion vs. a TrillionIt’s really easy to read past these words, and extremely difficult to internalize how dramatically different these amounts are. These thought experiments can help.
Nov. 16 2017 5:02 PMAn Allegation, Then a Prestigious ProfessorshipIn 2002, Dartmouth was told that psychology professor Todd Heatherton had allegedly groped his graduate student. Afterward, Heatherton’s career ascended.
Nov. 15 2017 4:34 PMWe Just Discovered Another New Planet That Could Host LifeWill this be “the one”? It’s too soon to tell, of course.
Nov. 15 2017 7:30 AMClimate Litigation Needs to Become a Mass MovementEurope is leading by example.
Nov. 13 2017 6:27 PMThree Dartmouth Psychology Professors Are Under Investigation for “Sexual Misconduct”Simine Vazire says one of those men, Todd Heatherton, groped her at a conference in 2002.
Nov. 9 2017 3:46 PMIs a Cat a Liquid?A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Cats do that. Sort of.
Nov. 7 2017 5:13 PMHere’s What the Sun Will Look Like When It Consumes the Earth in 5 Billion YearsThere’s an end in sight. Eventually.
Nov. 3 2017 1:25 PMTrump’s New NASA Chief Controls One of the Most Important Parts of Climate ScienceWe assess many parts of our changing planet from the sky.
Nov. 2 2017 3:58 PMHere’s the Expertise Scott Pruitt Is Removing From the EPA’s Advisory BoardsThese academic scientists will no longer be able to serve because of “conflict of interest.” Pruitt will likely replace them with industry scientists.
Oct. 28 2017 9:51 AMWhy Isn’t the Bond Market More Worried About Climate Change?Coastal towns destroyed by Sandy still have perfect credit scores. Why?
Oct. 26 2017 3:10 PMThe Vultures Will Inherit the EarthYes, many species are going extinct at an alarming rate—but others are thriving.
Oct. 25 2017 3:57 PMBlue Origin’s Successful Engine Test Might Free Us From Dependence on Russian EnginesPrivate companies are making greater strides, opening the gateways to space.
Oct. 24 2017 1:01 PMCriticizing a Scientist’s Work Isn’t Bullying. It’s Science.The New York Times Magazine story on Amy Cuddy brings up extremely important problems in science. But we cannot equate criticism with harassment.
Oct. 20 2017 5:55 PMJapanese Scientists Found a Cave That Might Be Perfect For a Moon BaseIt's huge and could protect astronauts from radiation. 
Oct. 19 2017 3:24 PMThe Trials of Amy CuddyA feminist psychologist was dragged through the mud for her mistakes. Did she deserve it?
Nov. 16 2017 6:03 PMLifting the Ban on Elephant Trophies Will Probably Help Save ElephantsOur knee-jerk reaction to hunting (and to Trump) ignores good data that suggest hunting works as a means of conservation.
Nov. 16 2017 7:30 AMThe First “Space Nation” Just Launched Its First SatelliteIn doing so, it proved how lawless space still is.
Nov. 15 2017 12:54 PMIn 1770, the Sky Over East Asia Turned Crimson Red for Nine DaysNew documents reveal what caused the event.
Nov. 13 2017 6:45 PMShark With Head of a Snake and 300 Teeth Found Swimming Off Coast of PortugalThe ocean is belching up prehistoric sea creatures left and right.
Nov. 10 2017 5:04 PMHow to Watch November’s Weekend Meteor ShowersIt’s a double-header.
Nov. 9 2017 9:00 AMWhy Are Conservatives More Susceptible to Believing Lies?An interplay between how all humans think and how conservatives tend to act might actually explain a lot about our current moment.
Nov. 7 2017 1:11 PMWith Syria Signing the Paris Agreement, U.S. Will Be Only Nation Opposed to Climate ActionWe have even been surpassed by a country embattled by civil war.
Nov. 3 2017 11:02 AMWhy Did 20 Octopuses Recently Wash Up on a Wales Beach?Five theories for the many-armed invasion.
Nov. 2 2017 9:00 AMWhat Actually Is “Clean” or “Renewable” Energy?We don’t really have common, useful definitions for these things.
Oct. 27 2017 9:07 AMMuseums Are Just About the Only Places Ready for the Next Natural DisasterClimate-resilient design is on the rise. Museums, seeking to protect their priceless art, are on this cutting edge.
Oct. 26 2017 1:13 PMActually, Raising the Entry Fee for Some National Parks Is a Fine IdeaIt might even be a good idea.
Oct. 24 2017 6:06 PMCould Trump Fund Science by Back-Channeling Military Investment?Here's one way the president could have his cake and eat it too.
Oct. 23 2017 11:57 AMThe EPA Stopped Three Agency Scientists From Talking About Climate Change at a ConferenceThe agency has not explained why the scientists were pulled, but the move has scientists worried.
Oct. 20 2017 5:38 PMTreat Yourself to a Meteor ShowerIt’s been a long week. Here’s how to find some relief in the sky.
Oct. 18 2017 4:16 PMWhen Scientists Discovered Neutron Stars Colliding, How Did Artists Know What to Draw?They didn’t, really.

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