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#SciAmBlogs Tuesday – Maya Apocalypse, next Mars rover, microgrids, trans-planetary microbes, dopamine and depression, and more.

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- Andy Rivkin – The fight to save planetary science, and why the new Mars rover doesn’t mean victory


- Caroline Dodds Pennock – The 2012 Apocalypse, or why the world won’t end this week


- Judy Stone – A Clinical Trial and Suicide Leave Many Questions: Part 3: Conflict of Interest


- Scicurious – The dopamine side(s) of depression, part 2


- Dawn Santoianni – Guest Post: Are Microgrids the Key to Energy Security?


- Caleb A. Scharf – There’s Something in the Air: Trans-planetary Microbes


- George Musser – Physicists Find a Backdoor Way to Do Experiments on Exotic Gravitational Physics


- Alex Wild – Everest in Two Billion Pixels


- John R. Platt – Logging Could Doom Tiny Australian Possum to Extinction, but One Zoo Offers Hope


- Jason G. Goldman – Science Seeker Editor’s Selections: Music, Knowledge, Cortisol, Language


- Katherine Harmon – Intensive Weight Loss Programs Might Help Reverse Diabetes


- Mariette DiChristina – Which World Will We Face in 2030?


- Daisy Yuhas – Psychology Reveals the Comforts of the Apocalypse



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