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Going Green Can Make You Mean

Going Green Can Make You Mean

The presence of green goods makes people kinder, but purchasing them gives people license to behave badly.

By | Posted March 16, 2010

How Does a Venus Flytrap Work?

How Does a Venus Flytrap Work?

Digging up the secrets of a plant that senses, moves and digests without nerves, muscles or a stomach

By | Posted March 14, 2010

Echoes from the Future of Opera

Echoes from the Future of Opera

A mashup of music and technology at the MIT Media Lab

By | Posted March 12, 2010

The World Wide Web Gets Smart

The World Wide Web Gets Smart

But Companies Have Yet to Wise Up to the Semantic Web

By | Posted March 11, 2010

Up And Down Are Big

Up And Down Are Big

We don’t usually associate movement with size. Saying that “up” and “down” are big is nonsensical. A dimension is a dimension is a dimension. Right?

By | Posted March 10, 2010

In the Case of the Musk Ox Decline, Man is Not Guilty

In the Case of the Musk Ox Decline, Man is Not Guilty

Genetic evidence shows environment, not humans, killed off Arctic beasts

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Birth of a Galactic Heavyweight

Birth of a Galactic Heavyweight

Astronomers near an understanding of how massive stars form

By | Posted March 9, 2010

An Interview with Jodie Holt, the Botanist Behind 'Avatar'

An Interview with Jodie Holt, the Botanist Behind ‘Avatar’

Before ‘Avatar’ could hit the silver screen, it needed one plant scientist’s green thumbs up

By | Posted March 7, 2010

Making Dirt Out of Dinner

Making Dirt Out of Dinner

New York City’s universities are turning kitchen scraps into compost

By | Posted March 1, 2010

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