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    January 2020

    In this issue: Two ways to prevent a catastrophic asteroid impact. Genomics to quickly identify vampire-like bacteria and other threats to biofuel-producing algae.

    • Spotlights

      Positively Perplexing Positrons Article
      Positively Perplexing Positrons
      Abundant positrons in our part of the galaxy cannot be easily explained.
    • Bigger, Badder Bolts Article
      Bigger, Badder Bolts
      Some lightning “superbolts” are not so super, but others are much grander than anyone knew.
    • In Their Own Words

      In Their Own Words: Reinventing Infection Detection Article
      In Their Own Words: Reinventing Infection Detection
      Using the human immune system as a guide to make new tools for detecting bacterial infections
    • Articles

      How to Save the World Article
      How to Save the World
      Two ways to prevent a catastrophic asteroid impact
    • Vanquishing Vampires Article
      Vanquishing Vampires
      Genomics to quickly identify vampire-like bacteria and other threats to biofuel-producing algae.
    • Refueling the Reactor Article
      Refueling the Reactor
      Safe, sustainable, and efficient nuclear power with molten salts
    • The Mind in the Machine Article
      The Mind in the Machine
      Machine learning is making some things that used to be impossible, possible.