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An Elemental Problem with the Sun

A decades-long dispute over how much carbon, nitrogen and oxygen lie within our closest star has implications for the entire universe

July 1, 2020 — Ken Croswell and Knowable Magazine

The Unexpected Diversity of Pain

It comes in many types that each require specialized treatment, and scientists are learning to diagnose different varieties

January 20, 2020 — Amber Dance and Knowable Magazine

The Weapons of Sexual Rivalry

Male competition and female preferences have driven arms races for the flashiest horns, antlers, pincers, tusks and claws

December 24, 2019 — Kendall Powell and Knowable Magazine

The Mighty Milky Way

Our galaxy is far bigger, brighter and more massive than most others

May 31, 2019 — Ken Croswell and Knowable Magazine

How Humans Get in the Way of Clean Water

There are many cheap and effective ways to provide safe water to the world’s poor regions. But projects often fail due to inadequate planning, maintenance or persuasive power

January 26, 2019 — Lindzi Wessel and Knowable Magazine
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