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    Let's Not Forget Tau Ceti

    The second-closest, properly sunlike star seems to be at least as interesting as the Alpha Centauri stars

    September 29, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf

    Are Tardigrades Really That Tough?

    Astrophysical events may have a hard time sterilizing Earth-analogue worlds, based on the example of water bears. But is it this simple?

    July 20, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf

    The Sneaky Danger of Space Dust

    When tiny particles of space debris slam into satellites, the collision could cause the emission of hardware-frying radiation. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

    May 11, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

    The Barriers to Trump's Wall

    Building a 30-foot-tall barrier along the U.S.–Mexico border sounds easy until you consider the shifting geography, environmental impacts and legal challenges standing in the way

    April 11, 2017 — Alex Weinberg

    Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?

    We are in the middle of a technological upheaval that will transform the way society is organized. We must make the right decisions now

    February 25, 2017 — Dirk Helbing, Bruno S. Frey, Gerd Gigerenzer, Ernst Hafen, Michael Hagner, Yvonne Hofstetter, Jeroen van den Hoven, Roberto V. Zicari and Andrej Zwitter
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