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Opinion: Soil carbon sequestration is an elusive climate mitigation tool

Ronald Amundson and Léopold Biardeau

November 13, 2018 115 (47)

Cultural and scientific challenges suggest that the notion of restoring significant amounts of carbon to soils is an overly optimistic and inherently flawed proposition. Image courtesy of ScienceSource/Jerry Irwin.

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Inner Workings: Hunting for microbial life throughout the solar system

Adam Mann, Science Writer

November 6, 2018 115 (45)

Efforts to look for microbial life on other worlds got off to a rocky start in the 1970s. But space agencies now have multiple heavenly bodies in their sights, from Mars to Europa to Enceladus. Image courtesy of NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.

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Inner Workings: Can robots make good teammates?

Carolyn Beans, Science Writer

October 30, 2018 115 (44)

Human-robot interaction researchers are developing robot teammates for humans working in a range of settings, from manufacturing floors to outer space. These robots are designed to collaborate with humans directly. But designing a good teammate isn’t easy. Image courtesy of Matthew Gombolay (photographer).