SA Special Editions Vol 32 Issue 1s

Special Edition

Volume 32, Issue 1s

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Astronomers Gear Up to Grapple with the High-Tension Cosmos

A debate over conflicting measurements of key cosmological properties is set to shape the next decade of astronomy and astrophysics

Messenger RNA Therapies Are Finally Fulfilling Their Promise

Instructing our cells to make specific proteins could control influenza, autoimmune diseases, even cancer

Naturalist Trevor Goward Helps to Overturn a 150-Year-Old Truth of Science

How a naturalist’s observations in the wilds of British Columbia inspired a scientist to discover hidden symbioses—overturning 150 years of accepted scientific wisdom

Viking Textiles Show Women Had Tremendous Power

Cloth from Viking and medieval archaeological sites shows that women literally made the money in the North Atlantic

How the Inside of a Black Hole Is Secretly on the Outside

Mysterious “islands” help to explain what happens to information that falls into a black hole

Fossil Pigments Reveal the True Colors of Dinosaurs

Long thought impossible, preservation of fossil pigments is allowing scientists to reconstruct extinct organisms with unprecedented accuracy—a feat that is yielding surprising insights into the lives they led

New Human Metabolism Research Upends Conventional Wisdom about How We Burn Calories

Metabolism studies reveal surprising insights into how we burn calories—and how cooperative food production helped Homo sapiens flourish

The Neuroscience of Reality

Reality is constructed by the brain, and no two brains are exactly alike

The Universe Is Not Locally Real, and the Physics Nobel Prize Winners Proved It

Elegant experiments with entangled light have laid bare a profound mystery at the heart of reality

How Parents' Trauma Leaves Biological Traces in Children

Adverse experiences can change future generations through epigenetic pathways

Our Solar System Was Born through High-Energy Crashes, Not Stately Growth

Our neighborhood of planets was not created slowly, as scientists once thought, but in a speedy blur of high-energy crashes, destruction and rebuilding

An Ancient Greek Astronomical Calculation Machine Reveals New Secrets

Scientists have a new understanding of the mysterious Antikythera mechanism that challenges assumptions about ancient technology

How the Brain 'Constructs' the Outside World

Neural activity probes your physical surroundings to select just the information needed to survive and flourish

How Migrating Birds Use Quantum Effects to Navigate

New research hints at the biophysical underpinnings of their ability to use Earth’s magnetic field lines to find their way to their breeding and wintering grounds

COVID Long Haulers Are Calling Attention to Chronic Illnesses

But society is not prepared for the growing crisis of long COVID

JWST's First Glimpses of Early Galaxies Could Break Cosmology

The James Webb Space Telescope’s first images of the distant universe shocked astronomers. Is the discovery of unimaginably distant galaxies a mirage or a revolution?


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