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New Space Telescopes Race For A New View Of The Cosmos
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The James Webb Space Telescope is over a decade late and billions of dollars over budget. But astronomers are already setting their sights on its successors.

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Why Are Raccoons So Good At Getting Into Your Garbage?
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Does success in the urban jungle require dexterity or cleverness? Or both?

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The Secret Lives Of Caterpillars
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Second grader Nina Del Bosque sent SciFri a letter with a question about stinging caterpillars. We introduce her to a biologist to answer her caterpillar curiosities.

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To Battle Cancer, First Understand the Immune System
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Cancer immunotherapy has dramatic success in some cases, but not all. Researchers are trying to learn why.

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The Complex Calls Of City-Living Frogs
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Living in the city means that male túngara frogs have more complex calls than their country cousins, but ‘more complex’ doesn’t necessarily mean better.

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Three Years Later, A Check In On The Paris Accord
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Countries are discussing carbon emissions in a new political (and changing) climate.

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The Best Science Reads of 2018
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Ira and a panel of guests round up their favorite science books from 2018.

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The Cold Case Of The Triassic Phytosaurs
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Paleontologist Randy Irmis and his team are searching for phytosaur fossils to piece together the changes that happened during the End Triassic mass extinction.

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So You Want To Grow Hemp
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With Congress poised to legalize growing hemp, how does a plant become a thriving agricultural product? Plus, the science of CBD.

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How To Preserve Artworks In A Microbial World
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Fungus, bacteria, and lichens can live on (and damage) pieces of art.

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Controlling Mosquitoes, By Releasing Mosquitoes
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A mosquito-control trial in California involves producing—€”and releasing—€”millions of bacteria-infected males into the ecosystem.

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A Busy Week In Space
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If all goes according to plan, seven rockets will lift off this week.

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The Mass Extinction Detectives
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No one knows how the dinosaurs rose to dominate the planet. But the answers may lie within a mysterious mass extinction that wiped out their competition.

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Where Will Climate Change Impact The U.S.? Everywhere.
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A new report says our warming world will hit all sectors of the U.S. economy, in both ways big and small.

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The First CRISPR-Edited Babies Are (Probably) Here. Now What?
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The news raises social, ethical, and regulatory questions—for both scientists and society.

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Calling All Science Educators!
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Your chance to team up with SciFri to develop resources for science learners everywhere.

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How Whales Got Their Mouth Bristles
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Did a toothless, suction-feeding phase come before whales evolved baleen?

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The Asymmetrical Self
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Why are human bodies asymmetrical? A single protein could help explain why.

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