The Ultimate Environmental Challenge

'SAVE ENERGY! How would you like it if someone turned you on and then left?'

If you want people to conserve, you’re going to have to convince…me

I am a fiercely lazy person. I don’t care much about the environment and I’m not afraid to shuffle awkwardly away when the topic comes up in discussion. I will grumblingly hang onto a recyclable bottle for a bit if I can’t find a bin — longer, if I’m with someone who might judge me — before giving up and throwing it in the trash, and I carry a reusable water bottle with me all the time except when I forget. More…

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Atop a volcano, a rare plant meets its match

Atop a volcano, a rare plant meets its match

The National Park Service shows growing concern for climate impacts on Hawaii’s silverswords

Atop a volcano, a rare plant meets its match

The National Park Service shows growing concern for climate impacts on Hawaii’s silverswords

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Are bilinguals really smarter?

Are bilinguals really smarter?

Despite what you may have read, it’s not so cut-and-dry

The lifecycle in your walls

What’s thriving behind the scenes of your home this summer?

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Dented cans — no deal or no problem?

Dented cans — no deal or no problem?

Botulism contamination is a horrifying possibility, but the risk may be nothing to fuss over

Dented cans — no deal or no problem?

Botulism contamination is a horrifying possibility, but the risk may be nothing to fuss over

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The Science Oven

The Science Oven

How a microwave cooks your food

SNAPSHOT: A succession of solar flares

Researchers monitor the sun to capture bright beautiful images