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The unexpected science of everyday things

Science is a mirror that reveals sometimes hidden, often unexpected and always astounding insights into everyday things and human life. Here we explore everything you always wanted to know about holidays, food, art, music, books, games, TV, film, education, urban life and crime — as well as human history, archaeology and anthropology.

Beginning early Monday morning, Inside Science will cover the discoveries behind the three most anticipated science prizes of the year.

Chris Gorski, Editor

These significant advancements could win the Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Physics, and Chemistry.

Inside Science Staff

The science of heat transfer confirms the wisdom of Italian pizzaiolos.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Some states still fall behind in election security for the midterms.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Legal experts call upon audio forensics experts to unravel a puzzling mystery that has rocked the music industry.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

One trick to making music sad? Use a solo instrument.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

A new analysis reveals links between more than 5,000 natural disasters and 1,000 armed conflicts in China’s history.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Online extremist groups emerge like curdling milk, a dynamic that may also describe how the recently disclosed fake Facebook accounts attract followers.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Analysis of vessel interactions reveals large potential for illegal activities, researchers say.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

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