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The Real Younew

Sarah Aswell delves into the controversial world of DNA genetic testing to learn about her past, present and future--and perhaps gain a little insight into all of us.
Missoula Independent  |  Sarah Aswell  |  01-22-2016  |  Science

Mapping Charleston's Public Urination Problem with the PeeNinsula 5000new

Have you ever wondered where people are peeing in public in the city of Charleston — or at least where they're getting caught?
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  03-25-2015  |  Science

Science of Lovenew

Birds do it. Bees do it. But why do we fall in love? How do we stay in love? What do we gain from love? To explore those questions and more, WiG poured some wine, unwrapped a box of truffles, lit a candle and delved into a year’s worth of science and health journals.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  01-30-2015  |  Science

A Mind of His Ownnew

Dr. Walt Peschel may have found the biggest medical breakthrough since penicillin, but chances are good his discovery will never see the light of day.
Missoula Independent  |  Erika Fredrickson  |  01-09-2015  |  Science

Making climate a careernew

Susan Spencer, a Rochester Institute of Technology Ph.D. student, wants people to understand that climate change is a serious problem and that workable solutions exist.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  09-18-2014  |  Science

Indiana researcher seeks "Acoustics of the Earth"new

A global project based in Indiana is capturing the earth's acoustics, one upload at a time.
NUVO  |  Indiana News Service  |  04-29-2014  |  Science

Houston's Space Problemnew

The Johnson Space Center used to be one of the most important parts of the space program. Thanks to budget cuts and a rudderless NASA, the Center has been lost in the shuffle.
Houston Press  |  Dianna Wray  |  04-23-2014  |  Science

The Soft Science of Snow Daysnew

For all the snow-related headaches that plagued the Charleston area this week — the traffic snarls on I-526, the two-and-a-half days of school closures, the chunk of ice that fell from the Ravenel Bridge superstructure and crushed a car windshield — local government officials could find one piece of solace: At least we’re not Atlanta.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  01-31-2014  |  Science

Thinking Flashes in the Sky: New-fangled aircraft or UFOs?new

On June 23, 1947, pilot Richard Rankin saw a fleet of ten aircraft that became known as the first “flying saucers.”
San Diego Reader  |  Jeff Smith  |  09-11-2013  |  Science

Bio Hackersnew

A recent Kickstarter campaign to genetically engineer a glowing plant and distribute its seeds across the country has raised questions about the ethical responsibility of DIY scientists in the brave new world of synthetic biology.
East Bay Express  |  Azeen Ghorayshi  |  07-31-2013  |  Science

Transhuman expressnew

"We are now in the process of reprogramming the information processes of our own biology, to program biology away from cancer."
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  01-16-2013  |  Science

Cosmic Censusnew

Astronomers find the earliest galaxies seen by man.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jim Nintzel  |  12-20-2012  |  Science

The Search for the World's Supermen (and Women) of Memorynew

In meets all over the globe, "memory athletes" converge to outthink one another in a series of mental tasks designed to test the limits of human memory capacity.
Riverfront Times  |  Jessica Lussenhop  |  11-28-2012  |  Science

Blood and circusnew

Legislation has been proposed at the federal level to implement and standardize scientific best practices. It's gone nowhere.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chet Hardin  |  11-07-2012  |  Science

100,000 Bacteria Live On Your Phonenew

But don't worry, we couldn't survive without them.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Erin Ryan  |  07-16-2012  |  Science

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