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secrets of a seahorse tail

It seems strange to think that there’s any strength in a teeny seahorse at all, but it can withstand crushing forces better than many other animals.

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a scientific design

Sara Riggs designs and tests systems in which we can’t trick ourselves, accounting for human cognitive and perceptual limitations, and developing displays for work environments.

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Appalachian Odyssey

A Clemson scientist and his family spend three months exploring the Appalachian Mountains — for the sake of conservation.

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A deeper understanding of genetics may unlock autism’s mysteries

Researchers combine science and detective work as they piece together clues, cell by cell, to solve a genetic puzzle behind an increasingly common disorder.

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portrait of a composer

By the time Anthony Bernarducci sits down at the keyboard, he’s already received the commission.

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a fresh look at the H.L. Hunley

For the first time in 151 years the old sub is showing itself in all of its raw, ironclad beauty.

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Making peace with the giants

When Christie Sampson tracks a herd across Myanmar, the fabled vampire elephant is the least of her worries.

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What kind of leadership will take us to Mars?

So what’s left to say about leadership? Plenty, if you ask Marissa Shuffler.

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Sweet hope for Sapelo Island

Long ago on a magical island, a three-year-old girl died.

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Gentler treatment for addicted infants

Babies born with opioid dependence are inconsolable. Jennifer Hudson sought a way to ease their agony.

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