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    The Few Tough Species That Survive the Rigors of Nothingness

    The Expose-R module attaches to the ISS and holds samples in the harsh conditions of space.NASA In the 1800s, scientists imagined that life was brought to Earth by a rock that had been knocked off of a distant, life-filled planet. Now, over 100 years later, we are able to test this idea of “panspermia”—by sending […]

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    Toad Orgies, Underwater AC, and Other Stories From the Storm

    Most creatures flee storms, but some thrive because of them.

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    The Challenges of Illustrating Science

    Two Nautilus artists share their creative visions.