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Amina Khan

Amina Khan is a science writer covering a broad range of topics, from Mars rovers to linguistics to bio-inspired engineering — but she’s perhaps best known for her repeated and brutal attacks on the office snack table. She surfs and snowboards in her spare time.
All around the world, humans are forcing other mammals to be more active at night

Human activity is driving many mammals worldwide to be more active at night, when they are less likely to encounter humans, according to an analysis of 62 species from six continents.

NASA engineers hope the Opportunity rover will sleep through a continent-sized dust storm on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover is incommunicado after being hit by a severe, continent-scale dust storm on Mars, space agency officials said Wednesday — and they’re not sure exactly when they’ll hear from it again.

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