Raquel Madureira

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The Top 10 Worst Jobs In Science

These down-and-dirty labors are hard, dangerous, and outright gross—and people love them anyway<p><i>This article was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>under the title "The Worst Jobs In Science".</i><p><i>Check out our other coverage of best/worst jobs in science here.</i>

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'Out of the Woods' finds Taylor Swift doing what she does best

After teasing it for days, Taylor Swift released “Out of the Woods,” the newest single from her album <i>1989</i>, <i></i>late Monday night. <i>Out of the Woods</i> is …

Beyond GMOs: The Rise of Synthetic Biology

Genetically modified organisms today usually have just one engineered gene. Scientists now want to create organisms with whole new gene clusters.<p>Thousands of researchers will descend on Boston this fall for an event billed as the world’s largest gathering of synthetic biologists. The field is …

The Preservation Of Lonesome George

How scientists taxidermied the last Pinta Island tortoise<p>On the day that Lonesome George died, in June 2012, Eleanor Sterling made a panicked phone call. “George!” she recalls saying. “What do we do now?”<p>Lonesome George was a tortoise—the most famous one ever, in fact. Decades after the last giant …

How Gorilla Poop Could Help Stop Ebola

A new way of tracking the deadly virus that's spreading through West Africa<p>Police drove through Kroo Bay this morning, past the open sewers and snuffling pigs, yelling at people to go inside—largely to no avail. All the 14,000 residents of the shanty town in Freeport, Sierra Leone, had been ordered …

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Rare mammoth skeleton to be auctioned in UK

Collectors not short of space – or cash – are to be afforded a rare opportunity to buy a woolly mammoth skeleton.<p>The specimen, which is particularly unusual because it is virtually complete, including tusks, is expected to fetch between £150,000 and £250,000 when it is auctioned in November.<p>The …