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Virus Hunters Draw a Map of Zika's Spread With DNA

According to new genetic evidence, public health efforts to contain and fight the disease could have—and should have—gotten started much sooner.

The Physics of Fidget Spinners: Explaining the Moment of Inertia

America's latest fad provides yet another opportunity to explain physics.

Bitcoin-Inspired Computer Algorithms Could Help Save the Planet

An ecologist argues that cryptographically-sealed databases could starve out inefficiencies that are ruining the environment.

In Defense of the Reality of Time

Time isn’t just another dimension, argues Tim Maudlin. To make his case, he’s had to reinvent geometry.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault Floods as Permafrost Melts

No seeds were lost, but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change.

Brrrr. The Secret History of Frozen Food

Hint: Move fast, and don't forget the calcium chloride spray

The Physics of How Drones Fly

A typical drone has four rotors. By varying the power to the these four motors, the drone can hover, climb, descend, and turn.

Italy's Supervolcano Campi Flegrei Isn't Worth Freaking Out Over

A new study suggests that the Campi Flegrei might be closer to an eruption than we thought. But don't let that keep you up at night.

The Mayor of Los Angeles Says His City Will Stay in the Paris Climate Agreement Even If the US Won't

The Mayor of Los Angeles says his city will stay in the Paris Climate Agreement even if the US doesn't. It sort of can't. But then again, it already is.

Scientists 3-D Print Mouse Ovaries That Actually Make Babies

Researchers used "tissue as ink" to squirt out ovaries that successfully grew mouse pups.

The Bizarre Quantum Test That Could Keep Your Data Secure

Here's a test that could keep future quantum technology from being hacked.

Physicists Can't Agree on What Science Even Means Anymore

A nerd fight has broken out over whether cosmic inflation—one of the most widely accepted theories in physics—breaks the rules of testability.

A New Trick for Male Birth Control: Switching Off Sperm's Power

Sperm need calcium ions to drill into an egg and fertilize it. Compounds that muck up ion transport could create a new class of male birth control.

Watch SpaceX Sacrifice a Falcon 9 in the Name of Better Internet

Didn’t SpaceX already figure out this whole reusable rocket thing? Not when it comes to massive, fuel-gobbling payloads.

Moms: Your Kids Hijacked Your Brain for Life

Let Mother's Day be a chance to ruminate on how pregnancy fiddles with moms' minds

Ebola Returns, and Central Africa's Virus Hunters Are Ready

Six people are in the hospital, three people have died, and at least one of them tested positive for Ebola.

How One Startup Built Better Health Insurance With the Magic of Data

Oscar works with the same sloppy, unstandardized data every other insurance company has. It’s what they did with it that was totally different.

Star Neuroscientist Tom Insel Leaves the Google-Spawned Verily for ... a Startup?

What could be going on at Verily that would lead the former head of the National Institutes of Mental Health to bail on Google-sized money and data?

The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know—I’m a Professor

An awesome science show from the ’80s makes it to YouTube, and it shows just how pointless the traditional lecture is.

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