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The Shark That Conquered the Whorl

Journalist and author Susan Ewing talks about her new book Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270-Million-Year-Old Fossil. (And we'll discuss how Helicoprion is not technically a shark, but it's really close!)

July 21, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Teaching Computers to Enjoy the View

Researchers in the U.K. trained computers to rate photos of parks and cities for what humans consider to be their scenic beauty. Christopher Intagliata reports.

July 19, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Tour Venice with a Virtual Time Machine

A thousand years of Venetian records, maps and images could digitally reconstruct this city's deep history, giving researchers insight into urban life, from disease patterns to trade trends. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on June 14, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.

June 14, 2017 — Nature Video

French Prez Invites Trumped Researchers

New French president, Emmanual Macron, reacted to the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement by inviting disaffected U.S. researchers to make France "a second homeland." 

June 2, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

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