The National Weather Service will soon introduce a new forecasting model, but meteorologists are saying it’s worse than its predecessor. Source: Science News

The assumption goes that lab-grown meat will drastically reduce emissions of beef production. But you know what they say about assumptions… Source: Science News

Nuking a grape produces sparks of plasma, as plenty of YouTube videos document. Now physicists think they can explain how that energy builds up. Source: Science News

Sharks are renowned for their wound healing, lifespans of 70-odd years, and low rates of cancer. Their genes could reveal their superpowers. Source: Science News

While the eye is superior at perceiving sizes and ratios, the ear is better at detecting patterns that occur over *time*. Enter: sonification. Source: Science News

We do actually become less attentive as we get older, but refocusing someone’s attention can have concrete physical effects. Source: Science News

After sepsis forced the amputation of Sheila Avento’s hands, an intricate transplant technique made her whole again. Then came the side effects. Source: Science News

A long-standing mystery in neuroscience is how the brain attaches a timestamp to our memories. Researchers now may have identified a neural mechanism. Source: Science News

All that rain drenching California this week came from an atmospheric river. A new rating scale would tell you how much water is fueling the system. Source: Science News

Social science has an image problem—too many findings don’t hold up. A new project will crank through 30,000 studies to try to identify red flags. Source: Science News

This electromagnetic catapult flings airplanes into the sky (and giant sleds into the water). Here’s how to calculate the projectile motion involved. Source: Science News

Close encounters of the orbiting kind are getting so common, the Air Force’s alerts are starting to look like junk mail. Source: Science News

The virus is the most contagious in the world, exploiting the human body’s immune system to spread with extreme agility and harming its victims for years. Source: Science News

NASA announced that, after 15 years and 5,000 charge cycles, the Mars rover Opportunity is officially dead. Here’s what killed the tenacious little robot. Source: Science News

AntBot looks for the polarized light from the sun in order to find its way. Your robot car could do the same one day. Source: Science News

Domo arigato, debating roboto: An IBM project shows that a computer can carry on a sophisticated—if creepy—argument with a human. Source: Science News

Click on your city, and the map will pinpoint a modern analog city that matches what your climate may be in 2080. The results are startling. Source: Science News

In the movie *Gravity*, Sandra Bullock uses a fire extinguisher to maneuver in space. Controlling it is much, much harder than it looks. Source: Science News

At Culture Biosciences, rows of bioreactors are brewing yeast and bacteria so synthetic biology startups can produce their foods, biofuels, and medicines faster. Source: Science News

Where we live plays an enormous role in our emissions. For the Green New Deal to work, it needs to grapple with that fact. Source: Science News