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We’ve dumped over 15,000 pounds of trash on Mars

The “leave no trace” motto doesn’t apply to the Red Planet, apparently.

Innovation

ePlane? Electric planes may come sooner than you think

New batteries are being developed, but they aren’t yet ready for aircraft.

Science

Super-Earths may be the best places to look for alien life

Super-Earths may be super habitable, as astronomer Chris Impey explains.

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Your gut microbes are thousands of generations old — new study

Humans evolved with their microbiomes — like genes, your gut microbes pass from one generation to the next

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Mind and Body

These two daily activities are wreaking havoc on teens’ sleep

Adolescents need more than nine hours of daily sleep to be physically and mentally healthy.

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This team of doctors reveals how to avoid a massive pitfall in making new drugs

Identifying the barriers that keep clinical trials from recruiting diverse populations is essential.

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Does my cat like me? 4 scientific ways to tell

Cats behave towards humans in the same way that they respond to their feline friends.

Science

Younger adults aren’t getting boosted — here’s why that could be a huge problem

An immunologist gives 5 reasons why getting boosted against Covid-19 is crucial.

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3 huge reasons why mosquitos want to eat you

Whether or not you’re a mosquito magnet, their bites feel just as itchy!

Science

This household appliance could be filling your home with invisible health hazards

One of the main air pollutants commonly associated with using gas stoves is nitrogen dioxide.

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Are muscle knots real? An exercise physiologist explains what they really are

Researchers are still trying to figure out the exact physiological mechanisms within the muscle that cause this reaction.