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How Tardigrades Saved the Enterprise

If you trekked into a theater this week to see the latest installment of Star Trek, you saw a damaged starship Enterprise fall out of the sky like a meteor looming over future San Fransisco...

May 31, 2013 — Kyle Hill

How Tardigrades Saved The Enterprise

If you trekked into a theater this week to see the latest installment of Star Trek , you saw a damaged starship Enterprise fall out of the sky like a meteor looming over future San Fransisco...

May 31, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Can Humans Survive Mass Extinction?

Threats that could wipe out the bulk of life on earth abound. Planetary catastrophe could come in the form of a killer asteroid impact, the eruption of massive supervolcanoes, a nearby gamma ray burst that sterilizes the earth, or by human-driven environmental collapse.Yet life will endure, says Annalee Newitz, and so will humanity...

May 31, 2013 — Ramez Naam

Bora's Picks (May 31st, 2013)

Is Nature Unnatural? by Natalie Wolchover: On an overcast afternoon in late April, physics professors and students crowded into a wood-paneled lecture hall at Columbia University for a talk by Nima Arkani-Hamed, a high-profile theorist visiting from the Institute for Advanced Study in nearby Princeton, N.J...

STAFFMay 31, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

My Head Is Not a Hairy Ball

I've been thinking about the hairy ball theorem a lot recently. Because I have the sophisticated sense of humor of a twelve-year-old just got a haircut, and I am newly reminded of my cowlicks...

May 31, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb

Ladybusiness Link Love

A new post coming shortly, but in the meantime read these other posts. A rather specific set of links this time, because there has been some pretty good ladybusiness writing in the last month...

May 30, 2013 — Kate Clancy

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