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Life at the Edge
THE CRUX • THE LATEST SCIENCE NEWS AND NOTES
Cloudy With a Chance of Lava • New technology could help experts predict volcanic eruptions.
TransYouth Movement • A psychologist studies kids who have transitioned between genders.
It’s Not Over Yet • Are advanced Parkinson’s and dementia attacking this older patient, or is it something else?
INTENTIONAL TRAVEL FOR THE Curious
Sex on the Beach • Scientists decode the black widow spider’s language of love.
EVERYTHING WORTH KNOWING • Who doesn’t like to go to a dinner party and be just a wee bit of a smarty-pants about how the world works? This annual special section will get your brain in gear, neurons engaged and curiosity piqued. About everything.
The Sun • When it comes to our local star, science is just warming up.
Body Language • Strike a pose.
Periodic Table • Serving up the elements.
Viruses • The good, the bad and the ugly about these tiny tricksters.
Plate Tectonics • Our planet’s big, slow square dance.
Monkeys • Getting into their business.
Pulsars • Lighthouses of the cosmos.
Flight • Prepare for takeoff.
The Dark Web • What you can do in the shadows.
Stress • Under pressure, pushing down on me, pushing down on you.
Chronostratigraphy • Let’s get deep about time.
The Moon • Utter lunacy.
Steam Power • Hot stuff coming through!
ADHD • When the brain gets in the way.
Hurricanes • The eyes have it.
Absolute Zero • How low you can go.
The New $1 Cream for All Your Neuropathy Discomfort • A cream, not a pill, may be the most effective solution yet for neuropathy sufferers; increases sensation in the legs and feet, relieving burning, tingling, and numbness
OUT THERE • POWERED BY ASTRONOMY MAGAZINE
How to build ALIENS in the lab • To find life on Earth, follow the water. But what about on other planets?
WATER AND LIFE
COMPLEX CHEMISTRY ON TITAN
Minting a Celestial Memory • Coins made as far back as 400 B.C. may honor solar eclipses. The tradition continued for two millennia.
Save the Microbes! • Researchers scramble to preserve diverse bacteria from human microbiomes before it’s too late.
Practice Makes Picture Perfect • Repeat photography allows scientists to study truly long-term ecological changes.