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The Big Sleep: Suspended Animation and the Potential Benefits of Human Hibernation

The extreme survival tricks of hibernators could help us overcome life-threatening injuries.

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NASA Attempts to Conquer One of the Great Challenges of Space Travel: Menu Fatigue

Meet the six-person team working high on the dry, volcanic terrain of Mauna Loa—an area remarkably similar to the Martian landscape—to develop new foods for astronauts.

 

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How NASA Hopes to Better Monitor and Control Our Water Supply in the West

Flying high with the new Airborne Snow Observatory.

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Datebook: What’s Happening in May and June—and Why It Matters

From the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition to the murder trial of George Zimmerman, events you should be aware of.

 

Moon Above Politics

 

Yo-yos in Space

 

Beating Back Space Invaders

Giant rocks or snowballs in space, while more likely to hit in Hollywood than anywhere else on Earth, remain a threat that policymakers are taking seriously.

 

Spacefarers Need A Wiki

Merely identifying all the stuff orbiting Earth isn’t enough to prevent mishaps. We need to know where it’s going in data everyone can interpret.

 

Looking for a Traffic Cop in Space

The collision of two satellites over Siberia highlights long-standing calls for a traffic management system and a no-littering policy in space.

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Politicians Really Aren’t Better Decision Makers

Politicians took part in a classic choice experiment but failed to do better than the rest of us.

Earliest High-Altitude Settlements Found in Peru

Discovery suggests humans adapted to high altitude faster than previously thought.

My Politicians Are Better Looking Than Yours

A new study finds we judge the cover by the book—or at least the party.

That Cigarette Would Make a Great Water Filter

Clean out the ashtray, add some aluminum oxide, and you've (almost) got yourself a low-cost way to remove arsenic from drinking water.

Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they're motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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