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by Amanda Mascarelli, CASW Traveling Fellow | A Storify curation of social-media coverage of Linda Bartoshuk's New Horizons in Science presentation on November 4, 2013 

Amanda Mascarelli gathered social media posts from the concluding session on subjective measurement of human sensory perception. Click here to read the collection at Storify.

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by Amanda Mascarelli, CASW Traveling Fellow |

A Storify curation of social-media coverage of George T. Whitesides' New Horizons in Science presentation on November 3, 2013 

Amanda Mascarelli organized social media coverage of George T. Whitesides' session. Click here to read the collection at Storify.

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by Meghan Pryce | 

Space tourism venture Virgin Galactic has secured more than 650 customers and $130 million in revenue, the company’s chief executive officer told a group of science writers Nov. 3.

The first public flight of its reusable SpaceShipTwo vehicle is expected to launch next year, carrying passengers to briefly touch space—which starts at 60 miles above Earth—and then returning them to Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport America in New Mexico.

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by Zack Peterson | 

They’ve come to be man’s best friend, but Clive D. L. Wynne, professor of psychology at Arizona State University, believes dogs originated from vermin.

“In fact,” added Wynne, speaking at CASW's New Horizons in Science, part of the ScienceWriters2013 meeting in Gainesville, FL, “they may have even qualified as parasites.”

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by Zack Peterson | 

The keys to unlocking some of nature’s most intriguing puzzles about cancer may have been walking beside humans for years.

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by Nathalie McCrate | 

Globe-trotting dust storms on Earth not only carry microbes from continent to continent, they even provide clues to the ability of life to survive on Mars, says an astrobiologist who is an authority on both planets.

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by Elly Ayres | 

Studying how rock weathering in Greenland changed as the ice sheet grew may answer questions about the ice’s long-term stability and the global carbon cycle, according to a University of Florida geology professor.

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by Jesse Mixson | 

Commercial spaceflight may get off the ground with paying passengers as soon as next year.

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by Andrew Kays | 

Throw out your preconceptions about your playful pup's oldest ancestors. They were parasites.

That is what Clive D. L. Wynne, former University of Florida psychology professor and director of the UF Canine Cognition & Behavior Lab, said Nov. 3 in a presentation during CASW's New Horizons in Science, part of the ScienceWriters2013 meeting in Gainesville, Florida.

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