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how close to a viable warp drive are we?
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how close to a viable warp drive are we?

Paradoxically, we’re both closer and farther from zooming across the galaxy than you might think…

can electricity treat criminal behavior?
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can electricity treat criminal behavior?

Crime and a lack of impulse control go hand in hand. Now, there may be a way to activate that impulse control with an electric current. But we’ll need to be careful how we use it.

our magnetic north pole is moving a lot faster than we thought, but that’s perfectly normal
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our magnetic north pole is moving a lot faster than we thought, but that’s perfectly normal

Tracking the magnetic north pole has been a difficult task over the last few hundred years, and even today, in the age of computers and lasers, it hasn’t gotten any easier as scientists were surprised by its rapid migration towards Asia.

movies are getting more violent but crime rates continue to fall
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movies are getting more violent but crime rates continue to fall

Slowly but surely, violence in movies has been escalating, prompting recurring spasms of fear that a surge in violent crime will inevitably follow, yet violent crimes rates keep declining. Why?

why global warming is so cold: how climate change is breaking up the polar vortex
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why global warming is so cold: how climate change is breaking up the polar vortex

On average, winters are getting warmer and milder across the Northern Hemisphere. So what’s with all the sudden cold snaps hammering North America and Europe?

why india’s toxic nationalism and science don’t mix
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why india’s toxic nationalism and science don’t mix

An Indian science conference espoused the superiority of Hindu religion and legends over actual facts and history. And it’s just a small part of an alarming and accelerating trend...

are we ready to grow our food in labs instead of on farms?
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are we ready to grow our food in labs instead of on farms?

As official approval of lab-grown meat looms on the horizon, it’s a good time to rethink how we feed ourselves and why we need to make a change sooner rather than later.

it’s not the warming that kills you, it’s how fast the planet warms
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it’s not the warming that kills you, it’s how fast the planet warms

As global temperatures and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, scientists are studying the Permian mass extinction for clues to our fate in a world warming out of control.

the cognitive paradox of a political hardliner
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the cognitive paradox of a political hardliner

A new study shows that people with hardline political views are more confident in their decisions, no matter how minor, than moderates. But we still don’t know why...

can antacids and geoengineering help us stop global warming?
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can antacids and geoengineering help us stop global warming?

A new geoengineering experiment seeks to cool the Earth by safely emulating the aftermath of volcanic eruptions. But even if it’s successful, all it can do is buy us time.

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