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TOUCH POINTS • EXPLORING THE SCIENCE BEHIND OUR MOST VERSATILE SENSE.
Rethinking Gray Water • THIS YOUNG SCIENTIST FOUNDED A NONPROFIT THAT TEACHES PEOPLE HOW TO RECYCLE WATER IN THEIR HOMES.
THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL ANXIETY • FEAR OF SOCIAL SITUATIONS EXISTED LONG BEFORE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. EVOLUTIONARY MODELS MAY EXPLAIN WHY WE DEVELOPED THIS TRAIT IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Sea Otters to the Rescue • SEA URCHINS ARE DECIMATING CALIFORNIA’S KELP FORESTS. BUT SEA OTTERS HAVE STEPPED IN.
TOPSY-TURVY ON TIKTOK • IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S YOUR BRAIN. THE INVERTED FILTER ON TIKTOK FLIPS THE MIRROR IMAGE WE’RE USED TO SEEING IN OUR FRONT-FACING CAMERAS, AND IT’S NOT HELPING ANYONE’S SELF-ESTEEM.
Cardiac Crisis • HE WAS ALREADY UNCONSCIOUS WHEN THE ALARM WENT OFF. BUT WHAT FIRST SEEMED LIKE A CLASSIC HEART ATTACK TURNED OUT TO BE ANYTHING BUT.
How Leopard Kills Rewrite Our Prehistory • FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS, THESE SPOTTED CATS HAVE COLLECTED AND SCARRED BONES. NOW WE’RE LEARNING TO READ THOSE REMNANTS AND SEE HOW THEY REFRAME EARLY HUMAN CIVILIZATION.
Life Hack • How one U.K. chemist is building a ‘chemputer’ to take on two of science’s greatest challenges: discovering the origin of life, and creating the world’s smartest artificial brain.
FIXING FORENSICS • ACADEMICS ARE FIGHTING TO REFORM CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNIQUES — MANY OF WHICH ARE BASED ON THIN AND OUTDATED SCIENCE — THAT HAVE INCRIMINATED HUNDREDS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE U.S.
CRUEL INVENTIONS • The ‘War of the Currents’ between Edison and Tesla is one of history’s most famous rivalries. Edison’s desperate bid to win took him to a shockingly dark place.
THOUGHTS FROM A BRAIN COLLECTOR • On a typical day at the beach, you might see surfers rushing out into the waves or retirees strolling through the sand with metal detectors. Then there’s Kara Yopak.
Rivers of Change • BURIED BY HISTORY, LONDON’S HIDDEN WATERWAYS COULD SAVE THE CITY FROM A DIRE CLIMATE FUTURE.