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Q&A: The Cancer Tradeoff

By | April 3, 2013

Physicist-turned-oncologist Robert Austin argues that cancer is a natural consequence of our rapid evolution.


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Science Loses Two More

By | March 6, 2013

Oncologist Jane C. Wright and physics Nobel-winner Donald Glaser have died.


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Capsule Reviews

By | March 1, 2013

The Undead, Frankenstein's Cat, The Universe Within, and Physics in Mind

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Spider-Man Science

By | February 27, 2013

A team of physics students in the U.K. have worked out that spider silk could be strong and tough enough to stop a moving train.


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Through the Eyes of a Giant

By | February 15, 2013

A new play explores the mind of the father of modern physics through his interactions—factual and imagined—with a curmudgeonly colleague.

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Like Father, Like Son

By | October 1, 2012

A 10-year-old boy spends his summer vacation helping his chemist dad solve the structure of complicated materials.


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ArXiv Attracts Biologists

By | August 1, 2012

Life scientists are increasingly posting manuscripts to the preprint server, joining the ranks of thousands of physicists.

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Speaking of Science

By | August 1, 2012

August 2012's selection of notable quotes


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Using DNA to Detect Dark Matter

By | July 5, 2012

Particle physicists and biologists unite to answer one of the most puzzling questions of the universe: Does dark matter exist?


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Brightness of Buttercups

By | December 13, 2011

Researchers explain the luminous quality of yellow buttercups.


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