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The Quest to Conquer Earth's Space Junk Problem

Zombie satellites, rocket shards and collision debris are creating major traffic risks in orbits around the planet. Researchers are working to reduce the threats posed by more than 20,000 objects in space

September 8, 2018 — Alexandra Witze and Nature magazine

When Neutron Stars Collide

Astrophysicists have gotten a better glimpse at what happens to crashing neutron stars by listening in on the electromagnetic echoes of the collision. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

September 7, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Here's Looking at Humanity, Kid

Senior Editor Gary Stix talks about the September special issue of Scientific American, devoted to the science of being human. And Brown University evolutionary biologist Ken Miller discusses human chromosome 2 and what it tells us about us.

September 5, 2018 — Gary Stix and Steve Mirsky

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial