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John Goodenough’s quest for a better battery.

In your dreams

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Kelly Bulkeley, PhD’92, examines what our dreams reveal about our religion, our culture, and our politics.

After the attacks

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Many 9/11 first responders still face serious health problems. Jacqueline Moline, AB’84, MD’88, has been helping them since 2001.

Map of life

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Computational biologist John Novembre uses statistics to understand human genetic history.

His current quest

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John B. Goodenough, SM’50, PhD’52, the father of the lithium-ion battery, sparked the wireless revolution. Now, at 94, he’s working on the next breakthrough.

Lonely planets

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Astronomers and planetary scientists debate if and when we’ll find extraterrestrial life.

A singular discovery

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Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves a century ago. Daniel Holz was part of the team of scientists that finally found them last fall.

Ocean spray

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New research explains sustained eruptions on an icy moon of Saturn.

Ring of worms

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A worm glamour shot reveals the unexpected beauty of science.

Overeating? Could be lack of sleep

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A new study shows how sleep loss initiates overeating, amplifying and extending blood levels of a chemical signal that enhances the joy of eating.

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