Kristen French

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    The Wisdom of a Brainless Robot

    How a soft-bodied machine uses physical intelligence to navigate.

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    The Invisible Impacts of Calamities

    Why we need to study the microbiology of disasters.

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    The Case for a 200-Year Space Mission

    How a composer is working with NASA scientists to shift our thinking about obsolescence.

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    New Tarantula Discovered in Unexpected Place

    How social media helped a scientist uncover a new, golden-haired species.

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    Parasites Can Also Be Friends

    Scientists are studying them to help protect endangered host species.

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    Loss of Smell May Be an Early Sign of Brain Diseases

    Scientists have learned smell loss can be a diagnostic tool for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

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    How to Drive a Car Through a Wall

    The winner of 2023’s Best Illusion of the Year contest on the nature of science and magic.

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    Where Are the Black Female Doctors?

    Representation of Black women in medicine remains stuck in the 1800s.

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    The Human Story at the Heart of Science

    How Tangled Bank Studios learned to make science documentaries that feel like feature films.

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    The Afterlife Is in Our Heads

    The real meaning of near-death experiences.