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Counting decapitated sperm and other time-consuming science tasks
Are we done yet?
Horseshoe crab blood is rare but crucial for medicine, so this scientist came up with a solution
The rarest blood is blue.
Who uses Photoshop on a Mars selfie?
Hallie Abarca had to double as a photo editor in the critical moments after InSight touched down.
Will hotter temperatures make infections more common?
From robot swarms to astroecology, these scientists are reimagining the boundaries in science.
Where do you park when you dive thousands of feet into the ocean?
Stace Beaulieu forgets all bodily needs when chasing creatures in her tiny submarine.
There’s a lot we can learn from ancient excrement
Sometimes, the poop finds you.
Save the world by saving your plants’ seeds
Keeping seeds year-to-year helps plants remain resistant to diseases and pests.
We’re running out of helium
This lab is trying to stop it.
Leather doesn’t have to come from animals
We're making new textiles from yeast.
How Austin, Texas, turns its sewage into soil
The journey from stool to sod.