Table of Contents July/August 2017

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We get it. You’re bombarded with new information every single day — heck, every hour. If only someone were around who could sort through it all and give you the freshest, most legit stuff in science, a knowledgeable guide who could plow through the thousands of scientific papers published each week and just tell you what you need to know, and what you’d like to know.

With our latest collection of Everything Worth Knowing, we aim to catch your curiosity with the story of how our distant ancestors left the oceans, help you learn the basics of talking to E.T. and make sense of the systems that affect how we make decisions — among other things.

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FEATURES

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Colorful shape-shifters of the heavens.
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Getting an edge with high tech and lowly microbes.
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How our tetrapod ancestors first came ashore.
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World killers. Life builders. And they could be worth trillions.
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The lure and limitations of a coded past.
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See the light on dark matter and dark energy.

DEPARTMENTS

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Even if we curb emissions, wrangling greenhouse gases will mean a price tag of trillions.
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A middle-aged man has common complaints of chest and stomach pain, but the final diagnosis is anything but typical.
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Communities of tiny plants and organisms protect arid landscapes. Now their survival is threatened.
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Materials scientist Canan Dagdeviren's cutting-edge work on flexible sensors is grounded in personal experiences.
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The yoga practiced by most practitioners today has little in common with the ancient tradition, but that doesn’t mean you should throw away your mat and leggings.

THE CRUX

From life after death to life under the seabed.
The lords of the sea, the next mass extinction, code breaking and more.
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