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Amateur astronomer Scott Tilley made international headlines when he rediscovered NASA’s IMAGE satellite, 13 years after it mysteriously disappeared. In this interview with Freethink, Scott discusses his role in the satellite’s recovery, why he enjoys amateur astronomy, and how citizen scientists like him have contributed to our knowledge of space from the space race to the present day.

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Animals
Now You Can Save Endangered Species — Just by Playing Games
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Animals
Now You Can Save Endangered Species — Just by Playing Games
A new smartphone game will allow players to adopt an endangered animal in the digital world while simultaneously protecting one in the real world.

A new smartphone game will allow players to adopt an endangered animal in the digital world while simultaneously protecting one in the real world.

History
Neanderthals Had the Capacity for Human Communication
neanderthal communication
History
Neanderthals Had the Capacity for Human Communication
Neanderthals appear to have had the capacity to hear verbal language, suggesting that modern human communication has ancient roots.

Neanderthals appear to have had the capacity to hear verbal language, suggesting that modern human communication has ancient roots.

AR
Doctors Use AR Surgery to Implant 3D-Printed Eye Socket
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AR
Doctors Use AR Surgery to Implant 3D-Printed Eye Socket
Doctors in Israel used a combination of AR surgery and 3D printing to repair a patient’s damaged eye socket quickly and efficiently.

Doctors in Israel used a combination of AR surgery and 3D printing to repair a patient’s damaged eye socket quickly and efficiently.

Genetics
Can Genetic Engineering Stop the Fall Armyworm Invasion?
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Genetics
Can Genetic Engineering Stop the Fall Armyworm Invasion?
The fall armyworm is devastating African agriculture, eating millions of pounds of crops. Can a genetically modified version control their advance?

The fall armyworm is devastating African agriculture, eating millions of pounds of crops. Can a genetically modified version control their advance?

Entertainment
Storm Chasers Explore Hurricane Laura With New Flight Simulator
New Flight Simulator
Entertainment
Storm Chasers Explore Hurricane Laura With New Flight Simulator
Virtual storm chasers are using Microsoft’s new flight simulator to explore Hurricane Laura as it moves across the U.S.

Virtual storm chasers are using Microsoft’s new flight simulator to explore Hurricane Laura as it moves across the U.S.

Dispatches
Tiny Satellite “Constellations” Could Bring the Entire World Online
Tiny Satellite “Constellations” Could Bring the Entire World Online
Dispatches
Tiny Satellite “Constellations” Could Bring the Entire World Online
SpaceX is out in front, but the race for global satellite internet is getting crowded.

SpaceX is out in front, but the race for global satellite internet is getting crowded.

Dispatches
What We Learned from a Decade of Commercial Space Travel
What We Learned from a Decade of Commercial Space Travel
Dispatches
What We Learned from a Decade of Commercial Space Travel
Businesses have gotten to space; now what?
By Joel Wooten

Businesses have gotten to space; now what?

Dispatches
SpaceX Internet Is Coming
SpaceX Internet Is Coming
Dispatches
SpaceX Internet Is Coming
The Internet... in space! What's not to love?

The Internet... in space! What's not to love?