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The Savvy Scientist

The Savvy Scientist dives into the ethics, issues and innovations brewing in the world's most advanced research institutions.

energy

What Neandertal DNA can teach about race, autism, and more

Insights about human origins derived from studies of our ancestors' DNA might also illuminate some of our current social woes.

food

The slow march of chronic wasting disease

The most important prion disease in the world today can't be allowed to become the next mad cow epidemic.

government

Cliodynamics: a science for predicting the future

A controversial new would-be science attempts to find and apply the quantified laws of history. Even if it fails, the attempt may be worth considering.