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How to master conspiracies and deny science

"Fake news" was rampant throughout the 2016 election — and it's still around. But it's hardly new: people have believed in conspiracy theories for ages, and scientists are no stranger to combating them.

The bottom line: From anti-vaccine conspiracies to climate change denial to those who believe in modern "fake news," many conspiracy theories are united by one idea: “Nothing is an accident. They never accept randomness,” says Stephan Lewandowsky, a cognitive scientist at the University of Bristol who studies climate change denial.

Why Elon Musk’s giant rockets matter

“Elon Musk is launching a giant rocket into outer space. Hopefully. Unless it explodes.”

Axios editor Nick Johnston, future of work editor Steve Levine, and science reporter Erin Ross discuss what you need to know about Elon Musk and SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch - the future of establishing a colony on Mars as an interplanetary species, space mining, and simply getting more heavy things, like satellites and other spacecraft into space.

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Hundreds of endangered turtles are freezing on New England coasts

Hundreds of young, hypothermic, near-death turtles wash up on the shores of Cape Cod every year. But when Bob Prescott first found a Kemp’s ridley turtle on a frigid Massachusetts beach in 1974, he thought it was an anomaly. The number of stranded turtles has steadily climbed — over 1200 washed ashore in 2014 — and experts think climate change is partly to blame.

Axios traveled to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, where about 30 of those turtles were being treated and monitored. Watch this video, or read on to learn more about them.

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