Sameer Saadi

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Viewpoint: Mars - what we've learnt in five years

Read Dr Tom Pike's Phoenix mission blog<p><b>On 25 May, it will be five years since Nasa's robotic spacecraft Phoenix touched down in the Martian "arctic". Here, Dr Tom Pike, one of the mission scientists on Phoenix, explains what we've learnt about the Red Planet in that time.</b><p>I'm tightly sandwiched …

Medical marijuana users can drive drugged, rule Michigan courts

In Michigan, you can smoke marijuana and still drive a car. That's what the Michigan Supreme Court ruled this Tuesday, albeit on a technicality. Though Michigan has a zero-tolerance policy for driving "under the influence" of marijuana, it also has a law on the books that exempts <i>medical</i> marijuana …

What If There's No Internet?

I email. I search. I shop. I Facebook. I stream. I Skype. Every year I seem to do these things a little bit more. Stroke by stroke, as I slip deeper into the Internet's embrace, I find myself wondering:<p>"What would happen if the Internet went away?"<p>Can it? It was famously built to be indestructible, …

The complex and fickle science of taste

Salt, sugar, and fat: these three components can make a food that's palatable to just about anyone. But inside the food industry, researchers struggle to balance universal likes with the strange specificity of human taste: a concept that is often based less on what we innately dislike and more on …

Starwatch: The June night sky

The month of our summer solstice brings the shortest and most twilit nights of the year but also the best chance of spotting noctilucent clouds from …

A History of Earth's Climate