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Author Archives: By Christopher Crockett

How the moon landings changed our view of the solar system

By Christopher Crockett, Knowable Magazine When Neil Armstrong took one small step from his spindly spacecraft onto the surface of the moon half a century ago, he began a story that would revise science’s knowledge of our origins. From 1969 to 1972, six Apollo missions hauled back 382 kilograms of rocks and soil. Those samples revealed much about our cosmic ...

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Plasmonics brings the molecular world into sharper focus

By Christopher Crockett, Knowable Magazine In the battle against breast cancer, the drug Herceptin is a steady ally, keeping some kinds of tumors at bay and helping people live longer. Yet nearly all cancers eventually develop resistance. Until recently, the underlying cause of this resistance eluded researchers. But then chemist Wei Wang developed a technique to track how individual Herceptin ...

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