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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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Your Brain Decides Whether to Trust Someone in Milliseconds

We can determine trustworthiness even when we’re only subliminally aware of the other person.

Young, Undocumented, and Invisible

While young migrant workers struggle under poor working conditions, U.S. policy has done little to help.

Education, Interrupted

When it comes to educational access, young Syrian refugees are becoming a “lost generation.”

No, Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder Isn’t Real

But people are anxious about losing their phones, even if they don’t do much to protect them.

Being a Couch Potato: Not So Bad After All?

For those who feel guilty about watching TV, a new study provides redemption.

The Big One

One in two full-time American fast-food workers' families are enrolled in public assistance programs, at a cost of $7 billion per year. July/August 2014 fast-food-big-one

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