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Documenting the Oldest Living Things in the World

In her new book of photography, The Oldest Living Things in the World, artist Rachel Sussman documents the oldest continuously living organisms on the planet.

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Jul. 13, 2012

What Happens When Scientists Get It Wrong?

When a controversial paper comes out, skeptical scientists can attempt to replicate the study. But how many scientists have the time--and money--to police bad science?

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Jan. 13, 2012

Get Inked For Science

Tattoos of the science obsessed are featured in the new book “Science Ink”

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May. 06, 2011

Carl Zimmer Explores The Weird Lives Of Viruses

In A Planet of Viruses, Zimmer writes of viruses that cause cancer and others that cure disease.

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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