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UnDisciplined: February Science News Roundup

The Indian Express
This week on UnDisciplined, we mourn the passing of "Little Miss Perfect," the Mars Rover that could: Opportunity.

This week on UnDisciplined, we're gathering up a motley gang of science geeks to talk about some of the biggest stories in science over the past few weeks. 

We'll be joined by a biomedical researcher, an environmental social scientist and a biochemist-turned-science communicator to talk about the death of a Mars rover, a fatal fight between two tigers and what it's going to take to get female scientists out of the footnotes of history and give them the credit they've always deserved. 

All that and more, on the February Science News Roundup. 

Matthew LaPlante has reported on ritual infanticide in Northern Africa, insurgent warfare in the Middle East, the legacy of genocide in Southeast Asia, and gang violence in Central America. But a few years back, something donned on him: Maybe the news doesn't have to be brutally depressing all the time. Today, he balances his continuing work on more heartbreaking subjects by writing books about the intersection of science, human health and society, including the New York Times best-selling Lifespan with geneticist David Sinclair and the Nautilus Award-winning Longevity Plan with cardiologist John Day. His first solo book, Superlative, looks at what scientists are learning by studying organisms that have evolved in record-setting ways, and his is currently at work on another book about embracing the inevitability of human-caused climate change with an optimistic outlook on the future.