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A Roundup Of Science Headlines

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The Curiosity rover is sampling gas on Mars.

Each month we check in with the journal Nature for a few headlines that they're following. 

This month we speak with Benjamin Thompson, the head of the Nature News podcast about these stories. 

Italian earthquake data hint at possibility of forecasting one type of quake

Mars scientists edge closer to solving methane mystery

Mothballed Mount Everest climate observatory could reopen by early next year

Elsa Partan is a producer for Living Lab Radio. She first came to the station in 2002 as an intern and fell in love with radio. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. From 2006 to 2009, she covered the state of Wyoming for the NPR member station Wyoming Public Media in Laramie. She was a newspaper reporter at The Mashpee Enterprise from 2010 to 2013. She lives in Falmouth with her husband and two daughters.