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In the world’s coldest, most remote desert, keepers of Antarctica’s longest melt record have detected a recent and dramatic shift

by ARIEL ZYCH

The Mass Extinction Detectives

No one knows how the dinosaurs rose to dominate the planet. But the answers may lie within a mysterious mass extinction that wiped out their competition.

by LAUREN J. YOUNG

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The Long Shot

Two decades ago, a geologist traveled to Argentina to hunt for hidden craters. What he uncovered could change how we look for extraterrestrial life.

by ALEXA LIM

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The Librarians Saving The Internet

You may think that anything uploaded onto the internet is there forever—but the constant churn is a challenge to the archivists trying to backup the web.

by LAUREN J. YOUNG

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Data Reawakening

As archivists struggle to store the mountain of data on the internet, researchers are trying to use atoms, diamonds, and DNA to let data live on forever.

by LAUREN J. YOUNG

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Ghosts In The Reels

Many data centers still use reliable magnetic tape. But it's becoming obsolete. What will become of the forgotten data preserved on the tape of the past?

by LAUREN J. YOUNG

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