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October 2020

Gene-Editing Reality Check

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CRISPR gene-editing technology is advancing quickly. What can it do now—and in the future?

A To Z: The First Alphabet

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The birth of writing and the first alphabet were among the world’s most vital inventions.

Nature's Fear Factor

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Can bringing predators—and fear—back into an ecosystem help restore its natural balance?

Touching The Asteroid

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Spacecraft OSIRIS-REx attempts to grab a piece of an asteroid to bring it back to Earth.

How Does Crispr Work?

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CRISPR makes gene editing faster, cheaper, and easier than ever before. Here's how.
September 2020

Secret Mind Of Slime

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Meet slime molds: the brainless blobs that can learn, make decisions, and navigate mazes.

Human Nature

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We can now edit the human genome with a tool called CRISPR. But how far should we go?

Meteor Strike

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A meteor burst into a fireball over Siberia. Can we spot the next deadly asteroid in time?

Rise Of The Mammals

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Amazing fossils reveal how mammals took over after an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs.

Decoding Covid-19

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Scientists race to understand and defeat the coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic.
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