We’ve impounded rivers for hundreds of years, but as our society has evolved, so has our relationship with dams. NOVA Next contributor and AAAS Mass Media Fellow Anna Liebreports the story.
In other news:
- RNA spray could make GMOs obsolete .
- Fastest neutrino ever detected has 1,000x the energy of the LHC .
- NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists asked Bill Nye all about his bow ties .
- Scientists have just discovered an invisible metropolis of microscopic bacteria .
- Modular ARC fusion reactor promises to be a science powerhouse.
What We’re Reading
- Scientists have found a way to “erase” memories of meth in mice. [Popular Science]
- Today’s climate change debate may have begun on Feb. 7, 1861. [The New York Times]
- Japan has restarted its first nuclear power plant since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. [BBC News]
- A hidden door in King Tut’s tomb may lead to the resting place of Queen Nefertiti . [The Guardian]
- Could envy be good for you? It may inspire you to new heights of achievement. [The New Yorker]
- This high-tech suitcase detects counterfeit drugs. [NPR]