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Liam Tung: the US Navy is ditching touchscreens for physical throttles on their destroyers. Technology isn’t always our friend. ZDNet
In SciShow Space news: dark matter may have originated before the big bang. Also, what’s a neutron star glitch and what does it tell us about how the universe works?
Dr. Becky considers the “WTF” star (AKA Tabby’s star) and why its strange dimming remains a mystery.
Merrit Kennedy reports on experimental shorts that are really an exosuit that boosts endurance on the trail. NPR
Rachel Hartigan Shea take us inside Robert Ballard’s search for Amelia Earhart’s plane. National Geographic
Adrian Blomfield: Ebola has killed 2,000 people in the last year—why is it back? The Telegraph
Rachel Sugar says, in a world of chaos, escape rooms make sense. Vox
Kevin Loria: how to eat less plastic. Consumer Reports
E. Jamieson and Sadie Ryan explain how Twitter is helping the Scots language thrive in the 21st century. Because language! The Conversation
Annie Zaleski calls Kate Bush at 60 an exquisite pop genius whose influence endures. Salon
Erica Tennenhouse reports on a dolphin who adopts a baby whale and cares for it for three years. National Geographic
Nick Haddad relates the mysterious fate of the world’s largest butterfly. UnDark
Ben Hoare introduces us to seven of nature’s more colourful show-offs. Science Focus
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