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The Best of 2013 // #76: The Rise of Citizen Science

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Citizen Science was a driving force behind some major science stories in 2013, thanks in partly to its exponential growth: in 2009, fewer than...

BEST OF 2014 // #74: Babies say the darndest things

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How does a baby go from babbling to talking actual words?  In June, researchers discovered part of the answer: near the end of their...

Best of 2016 // #73: Juno’s Last Dive

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NASA's Juno probe descended into Jupiter's orbit on July 4th of this year.  The spacecraft will study our biggest planet in much closer detail...

Best of 2017 // #72: Early Bird vs Night Owl

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If you are a night owl or early bird, you can thank human evolution for your problems.  The staggering of sleep cycles amongst different...

Best of 2018: The First Human Hybrid

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In 2018, researchers attempted to decode the genome of a hominid, believed to be a teenage girl from 90,000 years ago.  The sample used...

Best of 2011 // 80: Neanderthal DNA makes you healthier

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When our ancient ancestors mated with Neanderthals and Denisovans they added bits and pieces into the human gene pool.  Researchers are now suspecting that...

Best of 2012 // #78: Uranus has some rough weather

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When Voyager 2 flew past Uranus in 1986, the seventh planet in our solar system appeared bleak, featureless and wrapped in blue-green clouds.  New...

The Best of 2013 // #77: Our Solar System has a...

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It was something that was long theorized, but only recently have scientists been able to confirm that our solar system is leaving a trail...

BEST OF 2014 // #75: Mercury is Shrinking

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From watching the surface activity, Scientists have known that Mercury has shrunk somewhat over it's 4.5 billion year life.  For several decades, however, the...

BEST OF 2015 // #73: Keeping GMOs in Line

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Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs, show a lot of promise for the world: from eating up oil spills to ushering in a new generation...

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