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Understanding the Urban Ecosystem

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Researchers say road salt and dissolving concrete have contributed to increased salinization in urban streams.

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A Jovian Moon With Earth-Like Tectonics

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa may undergo processes similar to plate tectonics on Earth.

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Keeping an Eye on Eruptions Around the World

Thursday, September 11, 2014

At least 20 volcanoes are probably erupting as you read these words.

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After 40 Years, a Blue Whale Population Bounces Back

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Blue whale populations are only a fraction of what they once were globally, but a California population has nearly made a comeback.

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Can Conservation Efforts Save the Birds?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A look at the effects of conservation efforts and climate change on bird populations in North America.

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The Science of ‘Sameness’: Developing Generic Medications

Thursday, September 11, 2014

As of 2010, generic drugs comprise almost 80 percent of the American pharmaceutical market, compared to 10 percent in 1960.

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To Master Test Material, Give Your Brain a Break

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Salvador Dalí and Thomas Edison took very brief naps when they were stuck on artistic and scientific problems.

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Supermassive Dinosaur Would Have ‘Feared Nothing’

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Scientists estimate the dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani would have weighed as much as a Boeing 737.

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The Wilderness Act Turns 50

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Fifty years ago this week, legislation set aside over nine million acres of official wilderness.

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Randall Munroe Asks, ‘What If?’

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In his new book What If?, xkcd comic artist Randall Munroe answers his reader’s hypothetical questions with math and science.

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Hello, Stranger, Wanna Share a Cab?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Researchers found that potentially 95 percent of cab rides in New York City could have been shared.

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From Exotic Garden to Eco-Haven

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A former millionaire's estate is becoming an environmental haven and training ground.

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Experimental Therapy Saves Monkeys From Deadly Dose of Ebola

Friday, August 29, 2014

ZMapp, the cocktail of antibodies used to treat two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus, spared 18 severely ill monkeys from death.

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Science in the Writers’ Room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

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Less Flashy Fossils Offer Paleoclimate Clues

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Uncharismatic microfauna, such as insects and mollusks, are giving scientists at La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles a glimpse of the city's cool, humid past.

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Making Hollywood’s Digital Doubles

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Now that Hollywood’s visual effects wizards can create convincing “digital actors,” will we still need the real thing?

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Science in the Writers’ Room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

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From the Lab to the Silver Screen: The Birth of CGI

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Animator Tom Sito explains how scientists and engineers kickstarted Hollywood’s digital animation revolution.

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Making Hollywood’s Digital Doubles

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Now that Hollywood’s visual effects wizards can create convincing “digital actors,” will we still need the real thing?

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Science in the Writers’ Room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

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