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All Stories by Aina Abell
Marcos Simões-Costa combines classic studies of developing embryos with the latest genomic techniques.
Tina Lasisi is pioneering studies of human variation in an ethical and scientifically sound way.
Jacky Austermann’s work could help inform practical climate change solutions for at-risk coastal cities.
In the 1970s, scientists and engineers were coming around to the idea of “farming” the sun’s energy on a large scale.
In 1972, scientists debated the long-term viability of frozen sperm. Fifty years later, children have been conceived with sperm frozen for decades.
Discoveries in 2021, from hidden subatomic particles to the oldest animal fossils, could shake up science. But more evidence is needed to confirm them.
In the 1970s, scientists found the first “memory molecule.” Several other candidates have popped up in the decades since.
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The spoken word album Experimental Words, a collaboration between researchers and poets, explores the intersection between science and art.
Fifty years after studies hinted that pollution interferes with how aquatic creatures communicate, scientists are still unraveling its myriad effects.
In the 1970s, scientists developed plastic that could quickly break down when exposed to light. But that didn’t solve the world’s pollution problems.
Fifty years after NASA declared that moon missions returning to Earth weren’t a contamination risk, protocols for planetary missions are under review.