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This Antarctic Water Animation Was Made On Australia's Most Powerful Supercomputer

The movement of the densest and coldest water in the world makes a big difference to the planet’s climate, but we don’t know much about it. …

Descendants of scientist on Shackleton's ill-fated voyage hope to finish trek to South Pole

Photograph: Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty<p>Football on the floe next to the Endurance, 1915, a photo by Frank Hurley. He carried 150 of his glass plate negatives on the onward journey after the ship broke …

The Crispr Quandary

One day in March 2011, Emmanuelle Charpentier, a geneticist who was studying flesh-eating bacteria, approached Jennifer Doudna, an award-winning scientist, at a microbiology conference in Puerto Rico. Charpentier, a more junior researcher, hoped to persuade Doudna, the head of a formidably large …

Genetics

The Infinite Primes and Museum Guard Proofs, Explained

Each year, 4 million people visit Yosemite National Park in California. Most bring back photos, postcards and an occasional sunburn. But two unlucky visitors this summer got a very different souvenir. They got the plague.<p>This quintessential medieval disease, caused by the bacterium <i>Yersinia pestis</i> …

The 10 Non-Commandments (For Humanists)

Enough Richard Dawkins bashing: Let us praise a hero of science and atheism

<b>(AP/Fiona Hanson)</b><p>Unfollow him on Twitter if you must. But for his courage on faith and brilliance with genetics, we owe him praise<p>Jeffrey Tayler<p>October 4, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>The religious and their apologists have no fury more ardent than that which they reserve for those who would expose the truth …

Religion

Spacecraft Makes Deepest Dive Yet Through Alien Geyser

Close encounters of the cryovolcano kind, in photos<p>The geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus are one of the most intriguing features in our solar system. Spouting 125 miles high, these cryovolcanic plumes may provide insight into the giant ocean inside the icy moon--as well as any organisms that may …