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Inner Workings: Spacecraft dare to fly close to the sun

Stephen Ornes, Science Writer

December 12, 2017 114 (50)

Scientists have argued for decades that the best way to study the sun’s corona is to get probes much, much closer. Technology has finally caught up to that vision. Image courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Researchers want to revive damaged organs, improve the quality of human tissue models for drug discovery, and stretch the amount of time a transplant organ can be preserved. Image courtesy of Shutterstock/kalewa.

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Opinion: Building a better past with the help of agent-based modeling

J. Daniel Rogers and Wendy H. Cegielski

December 5, 2017 114 (49)

ABM can help archaeological studies explore myriad connections among individual action and intangible social entities—and paint a more complete picture of complex human dynamics compared to traditional approaches. Image courtesy of Wendy Cegielski and Jay Etchings (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ).