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Hier — 1 juin 2020Discover Mag

Snapshot of a Super Sucker

Scientists are using biological suction cups as inspiration for new bioengineered tech.

George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery Deaths: The Everyday Health Harms of Racism

Police killings of black men gain widespread attention, but black men's life-and-death issues are ignored on a daily basis, a physician who studies health gaps explains.

From the Crew Dragon to Mars: Cady Coleman on NASA's Path Forward

The veteran astronaut weighs in on the first US crewed flight since 2011, and what may come next.

How Much Color Do We Really See?

Most people don't notice massive color distortion in their peripheral vision
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In Historic First, SpaceX Successfully Launches NASA Astronauts Into Space

Elon Musk's rocket company came through, becoming the first private enterprise to put a human in orbit. The launch also restored America's ability to launch astronauts from its own soil.

The U.S. Return to Flight: Perspective from NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott

The pilot of the final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery previews what the Crew Dragon launch means for the future of space exploration.

Did Freud ‘Borrow’ His Ideas on Sexuality?

Freud’s ideas were not the unprecedented breakthrough he claimed.

Can This Cheap, DIY Air Pollution Sensor Help the World Get Clean Air?

Columbian citizen scientists built dirt-cheap air quality monitors and deployed them across their city, forcing the government to confront its pollution. Now they’re teaching others to build them, too.

Want to Start a Vegetable Garden? Here’s How, According to Science

You don’t need a proven green thumb to give it a shot. Expert horticulturalists share their top tips for planting sprouts at home.

Retired Astronauts Discuss the Future of Spaceflight Ahead of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

Two NASA veterans Nicole Stott and Cady Coleman — ponder humanity’s future in space, as well as the role women will play in it.

Turns Out, You Can’t Blame Your Personality on Birth Order — Unless You’re a Twin

In the debate about birth order, twins appear to be an anomaly. Parents and scientists are starting to get answers.

Are Ultraviolet Sanitizing Lights Safe for Humans?

Called "far-UVC," this light is supposed to thwart pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 without harming humans — but some researchers would like to see more evidence.

How the Next Generation of Quantum Hacks Will Threaten the Future Internet

The quantum internet promises entirely secure communication. But cybersecurity experts say quantum mechanics opens up entirely new ways to attack it.

Why Artificial Brains Need Sleep

Like biological brains, artificial neural networks may depend on slow-wave sleep for learning.

Death From Above: Seven Unlucky Tales of People Killed by Meteorites

Thousands of years of historical records show people are likely struck by meteorites surprisingly often.

What Is a Clinical Trial?

The only way to know if a medical treatment actually works is with a randomized-controlled trial.

How Will We Remember the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Years later, our memories of the pandemic may be somewhat distorted because of the way our brains process emotions and events.

The Time of Trials: Waiting for a Coronavirus Vaccine

An infected and impatient world needs protection from Covid-19, but rushing it won't be easy. How can we speed up a complicated process?

What to Know Before the Historic Launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

American astronauts haven’t launched from U.S. soil since 2011, and they’ve never ventured to space aboard a privately built rocket. That’s about to change.

Drowning of the Marshes Protecting New Orleans is ‘Inevitable,’ New Research Shows

The remaining Mississippi Delta marshes, covering an area larger than Connecticut, are already doomed by sea level rise — and others around the world could be, too.

Paleontologists Are Pretty Sure Spinosaurus Could Swim. But They’re Still Piecing Together What It Looked Like

Recent findings show the dinosaur may have been more comfortable in water than on land. But a full skeleton has never been found, leaving researchers to construct the beast’s image with scattered evidence.

Kids at Home? Earth School Wants to Send Them on a Nature ‘Quest’

Over 1.5 billion children can’t go to school right now. An online program called Earth School hopes to help by offering dozens of science ‘quests’ for kids, parents and teachers.

The Dream of ‘Disconnected Psychology’

Does psychology need researchers who ‘don’t follow the discipline’s norms and conventions’?

Kids Aren’t Spared From the Coronavirus. A New Inflammatory Condition in Children is on the Rise.

Fevers, rashes, nausea and other less-visible symptoms point to the mysterious Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome apparently related to the coronavirus.

The Ancient Practice of Child Labor Is Coming to Light

Researchers piece together the stories of the smallest ancient laborers.

What Do COVID-19 Antibody Tests Show — and Can the Results Be Trusted?

The tests are crucial to understanding the full scope of the COVID-19 pandemic. But right now, the results aren’t reliable.

Wandering Stars Pass Near Our Solar System Surprisingly Often

Our sun has had close encounters with other stars in the past, and it’s due for a dangerously close one in the not-so-distant future.

For This Psychologist, the Coronavirus Offers a Unique Opportunity to Study Ourselves

New technology and a once-in-a-generation crisis are helping social scientists understand human behavior like never before.

The Psychological Importance of Extraordinary Experiences

Psychologists say feelings of awe go beyond good memories.