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Stories in the sediment

Stories in the sediment

Tom Cronin stumbled into studying deep ocean floors, and hopes he can help others find the same curiosity for the unknown

In the summer of 2004 during an Arctic Coring Expedition, Tom Cronin, a geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) took a break from drilling through ice at a spot just below the 90th parallel north. He strapped on his bass guitar and, in a moment that made history, Cronin brought a form of live rock to the North Pole. More…

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We need food, not ethanol

We need food, not ethanol

Our misplaced confidence in biofuels

Could a weird ice machine solve California’s energy problems?

Could a weird ice machine solve California’s energy problems?

Probably not, but it can store energy in the form of ice, which is pretty cool

World Bank wants developing nations to go renewable, but are they committed?

World Bank wants developing nations to go renewable, but are they committed?

To curb climate change and ensure quality of life for the people living in poverty, large institutions have to lead the way

For Midway Atoll’s birds, plastic is the main dish

For Midway Atoll’s birds, plastic is the main dish

The debris littering this historic island is just a tiny part of a global littering problem

Not just a hospital problem anymore

Not just a hospital problem anymore

Even animals that live far from humans are developing resistance to antibiotics, alarming puzzled researchers

The fly — household pest, or environmental hero?

The fly — household pest, or environmental hero?

Housefly larvae help scrub antibiotics from manure at factory farms

Sticking it to Nature

Sticking it to Nature

A new underwater glue is science’s latest attempt to mimic the natural world