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One Meter or Two?—Ask an Ice Shelf

One Meter or Two?—Ask an Ice Shelf

What happens under the floating lip of ice sheets and glaciers could mean more sea-level rise in the next century.

By | Posted May 30, 2008

Move Over String Theory, It’s Yarn’s Turn

Move Over String Theory, It’s Yarn’s Turn

A group of mathematicians is taking a new look at some old problems and using crafts like knitting and crocheting to solve them.

By | Posted May 28, 2008

Survival of the Fittest Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

Survival of the Fittest Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

A lizard family tree offers clues to the balance between reproduction and survival.

By | Posted May 23, 2008

Play a Game, Win a Nobel

Play a Game, Win a Nobel

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Why do wintergreen candies spark in the dark?

Why do wintergreen candies spark in the dark?

– Asks Gaurav from Washington, DC

By | Posted May 19, 2008

The Return of Dr. House

The Return of Dr. House

Thanks to a combination of technology, policy and economics, the venerable practice of the house call is making a comeback.

By | Posted May 16, 2008

The Heat Beneath Your Feet

The Heat Beneath Your Feet

The Department of Energy takes its first step toward clean, renewable energy from the earth.

By | Posted May 14, 2008

Is it true that sperm whales stun giant squid with sonar?

Is it true that sperm whales stun giant squid with sonar?

– Asks Clara in New York

By | Posted May 12, 2008

Appetite for Destruction

Appetite for Destruction

How pine beetles are threatening the boreal forest and potentially contributing to climate change.

By | Posted May 9, 2008

Smoking Gene

Smoking Gene

Genetics may someday help smokers decide the best way to quit.

By | Posted May 7, 2008

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