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All Hail the Blob, the Smart Slime Mold Confounding Science

A Parisian zoo has opened an unusual new exhibit: a blob of slime mold with almost 720 sexes.

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Could an Astronaut Lost in Space Use Gravity to Get Around?

With some basic physics, there are several ways to figure it out in real time. Which is good, because you’re going to run out of air.

A Netflix Series Explores the Brave New World of Crispr

From malaria-ridden villages in Burkina Faso to fertility clinics in Ukraine, *Unnatural Selection* takes viewers deep into the gene-editing...

Can Tiny Glass Beads Keep Arctic Ice From Melting? Maaaybe

A geoengineering nonprofit wants to spread silicate beads over polar sea ice to prevent the absorption of heat, but some scientists...

Juul, Under Heavy Fire, Pulls Fruit-Flavored Pods From...

Vaping opponents criticize plan to continue selling the popular mint and menthol flavors. 

The NFL's Helmet Tests Are Brainless

Opinion: Current testing on helmets ignores the kinds of impacts that cause most of the concussions. It’s time for football to wise...

What Is a Dimension? The Answer Will Bend Your Mind

Caltech physicist Sean Carroll explains dimensions in ways that even a 5-year-old can understand.

How Chaos Will Unfold if Trump Opens the Tongass to Logging

Tongass National Forest is a massive yet fragile treasure—logging and slicing roads into it will set off horrifying effects that will...

NASA's New Space Suits Will Fit Men and Women Alike (for...

Seven months after a debacle in which the agency ran short on space suits for women, NASA is showing off a new, more flexible design.