Decoding the depths of the earth

Decoding the depths of the earth

Seismologist William Menke’s expeditions reveal what lies beneath

Seventeen years ago, William “Bill” Menke found himself in a car plummeting down the side of an Icelandic volcano. A former student, Bryndís Brandsdóttir, was in the driver’s seat when she became momentarily confused during a blizzard and accidentally drove off the main road. They fell 900 feet from the Grimsvotn volcano and caused a minor avalanche More…

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Where wildfires and climate scientists meet

Where wildfires and climate scientists meet

A chemist flies through smoke plumes to better understand global warming

The eyes and ears of Newtown Creek

A community restores vitality to a superfund site in New York City

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Do animals have consciousness?

Do animals have consciousness?

The way scientists answer this animal consciousness question has a big effect not only on their research, but also your medicine cabinet

Preserving a safe passage for jaguars

Human tolerance may be the key to keeping the jaguar population whole and healthy

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Innocent until proven gluten

Innocent until proven gluten

Researchers struggle to pinpoint the part of wheat that makes some people sick

AUDIO: Body Art

Medical illustrator Marie Rossettie speaks about the things deep inside us that give life to her art

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The life of a bubble

The life of a bubble

There’s more to making a soap bubble than a breath and a wand

The life of a bubble

There’s more to making a soap bubble than a breath and a wand