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Amina Khan

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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.

Recent Articles

  • Jupiter, get ready for your close-up: Juno is coming

    Jupiter, get ready for your close-up: Juno is coming

    Spacecraft don’t get to sleep in on the weekend—and neither do their scientists. On Saturday at 5:51 a.m. Pacific, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will swing within roughly 2,500 miles of Jupiter’s cloud tops, the closest it will get to the gas giant during its planned mission. It will also be the first...

  • Meet Octobot, a soft-bodied robot that moves like an octopus

    Meet Octobot, a soft-bodied robot that moves like an octopus

    Our future robot overlords never looked so squishy. A team of scientists led out of Harvard University have managed to build an entirely soft robot — one that’s inspired by an octopus. The octobot, described this week in the journal Nature, could pave the way toward more effective soft robots that...

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