Seth Augenstein
Senior Science Writer

Seth Augenstein is a reporter for Forensic and Laboratory Equipment magazines. He spent a decade as a reporter at New Jersey newspapers, most recently at The Star-Ledger. He has interviewed people at crime scenes, in prisons, from hospital bedsides, within operating rooms, inside laboratories, standing in flood waters, cringing outside four-alarm fires, and in many dirty kitchens and quiet living rooms. He has won numerous state press association awards for his work. He is also a fiction writer.

An international team is questioning the conclusions, and even the ethics, of the study that analyzed DNA and conducted other tests on a mummy found in Chile.
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7.20.2018
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According to a new study, certain cancer rates among a group of people who ate later in Spain were higher.
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7.20.2018
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A woman in Norway died 800 years ago from a disease now known as a tropical disease, leading researchers to hypothesize that pig cultivation was responsible...
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7.19.2018
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The collapse of the earliest civilizations was caused by droughts and global cooling. Now the pivotal events have delineated for declaring it the beginning to...
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7.19.2018
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Two key antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors can provide “substantial protection” against various varieties of the dreaded viral disease, according to...
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7.18.2018
2:45pm
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Jupiter's mass and gravity has collected dozens of moons that we know about. Now another dozen, including a strange “oddball” unlike virtually all the...
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7.17.2018
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Piers J. Sellers worked for nearly another year, and up to six weeks on a project before his death. Now his final paper has been published posthumously,...
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7.17.2018
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A fast-tracked treatment for smallpox has been approved, as well of millions of doses for a secured national stockpile, in case of a bioweapons attack.
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7.16.2018
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The legendary remains of Ötzi the Iceman, found in the Alps some 5,300 years after his homicide, have now yielded some of his dietary habits, including the...
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7.16.2018
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The biggest and oldest trees in sub-Saharan Africa are now literally collapsing, according to a new paper.
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7.12.2018
2:41pm
Tools and artifacts made of stone, found hundreds of feet deep in ancient sedimentary layers, may now indicate hominids left Africa and made it all the way to...
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7.12.2018
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The dynamic plasma energy between Saturn and its second-smallest moon is electromagnetic waves that are in the audio frequency range. Now we can hear them.
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7.11.2018
9:43am
Survival of those exposed to external ionizing radiation will depend largely on identifying the extent of the dose. A meta-analysis looks at more than 10,000...
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7.10.2018
3:06pm
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Ecological conditions can predict tick populations, and also the pathogens they may harbor such as Lyme Disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis, according to a...
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7.10.2018
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A new group of white-faced capuchin monkeys have been spotted using heavy stones to bash open certain sources of food, using pieces of wood as a kind of anvil...
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7.9.2018
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Three weeks after an asteroid was spotted streaking toward Earth, and then burning up in a flash of fire in the night sky over Africa, scientists have...
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7.9.2018
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Scientists have found that three waves of settlement have progressively changed the makeup of Southeast Asian societies.
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7.6.2018
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The evidence continues to mount: certain herpes viruses appear to be connected to the development of Alzheimer’s.
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7.6.2018
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The loss of muscle mass in older people, known as sarcopenia, has been linked to lower cognitive scores over a series of studies of seniors.
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7.5.2018
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The last male of the northern white rhino species died in March. Only two are known to remain. Researchers said they now have a new high-tech reproductive hope...
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7.5.2018
9:59am
For the primordial animal kingdom, success was bound up with global warming, and mass extinctions, according to a new study.
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7.3.2018
2:56pm
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A team has announced their work to refurbish the W80 warhead has earned an approval from the National Nuclear Security Administration. Five milestones have...
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7.3.2018
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The creation of a planet from a cluttered disc of debris around a new star was caught by researchers using advanced exoplanet-hunting technology combining...
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7.2.2018
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The inappropriate duplication of images in scientific papers could mean a big problem for journals big and small, according to a new study.
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7.2.2018
10:06am
A new smartphone nanotechnology, that costs around $5, can enable people worldwide to diagnose Zika, to address an “unmet clinical need."
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6.29.2018
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Human error during inspection and testing, and engineering difficulties, have pushed back the launch of the James Webb Telescope yet another year, to 2021.
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6.28.2018
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The ecological effects of such massive pollution oil spill has been debated, partly because the baseline, the pre-spill ocean waters and the life in them, was...
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6.28.2018
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Karolinska has now found seven researchers guilty of scientific misconduct and requested six retractions of papers in prestigious journals.
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6.27.2018
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A detailed forensic examination of ancient deer bones, and a reconstruction of spear-attacks on bones in modern ballistic gelatin, has provided the answer to...
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6.26.2018
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As billions more people are going to need sustenance in the 21st century, the rich source of a wide swath of vitamins and minerals is likely to be as important...
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6.25.2018
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Population-level research has shown that a pregnant woman’s Type 2 or gestational diabetes has been associated to a greater risk of autism in the children they...
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6.25.2018
10:09am
Scientists have proved that massive objects bend gravity in space-time by using two telescopes: the Hubble Space Telescope and the Very Large Telescope.
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6.22.2018
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A team of archaeologists have presented their findings at a Dark Ages site in southern Scandinavia that shows the Iron Age inhabitants were preparing and...
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6.22.2018
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Researchers may have finally laid the groundwork for understanding the whole history of a centuries-old scourge on humanity.
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6.21.2018
2:45pm
A class of chemicals that are ubiquitous in American drinking water should be monitored with much-lower safety thresholds, according to a new report.
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6.21.2018
10:11am
A blood test used to diagnose autism in young children unveiled last year was replicated in a new group of patients, according to the creators.
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6.20.2018
3:16pm
The use of CRISPR-Cas9 and other synthetic biology techniques, tweaking nature at the micro-level, mean that modern biological warfare has become an...
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6.20.2018
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According to a new study, the breakup of natural night by artificial light is disrupting the natural rhythms and behaviors of species that have evolved over...
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6.19.2018
3:17pm
A team of researchers is proposing a new way of dating the bones of our ancestors: by measuring the frequency of mutations from the genetic evidence.
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6.19.2018
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