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  • Old-school contraptions still work for weighing astronauts

    New method to measure mass in space devised — A scale for measuring weight in space that does not depend upon the attraction of gravity has been devised.... In [William Thornton’s] method, the weight of the mass is determined [by] mechanically oscillating a weight in a tray. The heavier the mass, the slower the oscillation rate. The scale is tied to an electronic unit measuring the time...

    09/22/2016 - 07:00 Astronomy
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    Science relies on work of young research standouts

    This issue marks the second year that Science News has reached out to science notables and asked: Which up-and-coming scientist is making a splash? Whose work impresses you? Tell us about early- to mid-career scientists who have the potential to change their fields and the direction of science more generally.

    This year, we expanded the pool of people we asked. We reached out...

    09/21/2016 - 11:12 Science & Society
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    The SN 10: Meet the scientists making the next big discoveries

    In a recent poll, more than four-fifths of U.S. adults could not name a living scientist. Of those who could, the plurality (40 percent) named Stephen Hawking. (The next highest response was Neil deGrasse Tyson, followed by Jane Goodall.) No offense to the rightfully famous Hawking, but at Science News we would like to change these results. Why aren’t more scientists, particularly those who...

    09/21/2016 - 11:09 Science & Society
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    Aneil Agrawal unites math and mess

    Aneil Agrawal, 41Evolutionary geneticistUniversity of Toronto

    Aneil Agrawal, his rangy frame at ease on a black metal street bench, is staring into some midair memory and speaking about disgust.

    “I was first exposed to the idea of theoretical biology as an undergraduate and I actually hated it,” he says. “I loved biology and I liked math — it was like two different food...

    09/21/2016 - 11:08 Evolution, Genetics
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    Phil Baran finds simple recipes for complex molecules

    Phil Baran, 39ChemistScripps Research Institute

    This is not chemist Phil Baran’s first rodeo: It’s clear that he has done media interviews before. In his Scripps Research Institute office perched above a golf course along the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, Calif., he is at ease, helpful and patient answering basic questions — why is it important to develop a new way to make a carbon-carbon...

    09/21/2016 - 11:08 Biomedicine, Chemistry, Science & Society