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THE CRUX • THE LATEST SCIENCE NEWS AND NOTES
Are the Oldest Fossils Merely Rocks? • Scientists disagree about whether a sample of ancient rocks shows evidence of life.
VELVET DEATH TRAP
Degrees of Separation
Migrants of the World
Leading Acid Reflux Pill Becomes an Anti-Aging Phenomenon • Clinical studies show breakthrough acid reflux treatment also helps maintain vital health and helps protect users from the serious conditions that accompany aging such as fatigue and poor cardiovascular health
Connect the Dots • A woman’s sudden mania, odd sexual behavior and furious note-taking don’t add up.
The Real Dragonglass • Not just the stuff of fantasy, obsidian chronicles our deep past.
TO THE MOON AND BACK • On July 20, 1969, more than half a billion people watched as humans landed on the moon. Never before had our species trod upon another world — and we’ve visited none since. But 50 years later, we’re closer than ever to going back. Join us as we look back at what made the Apollo program a defining moment of our history, and why it still resonates today.
WHEN WE SET SAIL • For Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 was one small step in our migration into the cosmos.
APOLLO, IN THEIR OWN WORDS • The men who flew to the moon reflect on legacies, comfort and loneliness.
APPOLLO MILESTONES • In just 11 years, the program overcame all obstacles to reach the moon.
TRAINING THE FIRST LUNAR SCIENTISTS • Geologists played a key role in the Apollo program.
MARKETING THE MOON • How public relations transformed the lunar landings into a cultural moment.
WOMEN FIGHT FOR FLIGHT • The Mercury 13 aced the same tests as male astronauts, but decades would pass before American women flew in space.
THE SCIENCE OF APOLLO • The mission data gathered remain the most valuable information we have about the history of the moon — and the solar system.
FRAMING HISTORY • Apollo’s astronauts captured images that remain icons of the Space Age.
BACK TO THE MOON • And this time, to stay.
A Planetary Effort
Return to AQUATERRA • The sea took some of prehistory’s most important archaeological sites. Scientists want to take them back.
A New Way Out of Africa • 70,000-plus years ago
Dispersals Down Under • 65,000 years ago
Riding a Kelp Highway: The First Americans • 15,000-plus years ago
Doggerland: The Lost Crossroads • 6,000-plus years ago
Digital Detox • After ditching her smartphone, a woman recharges and reconnects.
Protecting Mars From … Ourselves • As humans close in on the Red Planet, some researchers worry the rules preventing contamination are too stringent.
CoQ10’s Failure Leaves Millions Wanting • Use this pill to supercharge your brain and think better than ever.