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How the Phoenix Lander Hit the Brakes (Soccer Version)

How the Phoenix Lander Hit the Brakes (Soccer Version)

The Mars-bound spacecraft had seven minutes to slow from a blazing Mach 16 to the pace of a gentle breeze – or face destruction.

By | Posted August 15, 2008

The Trust Hormone

The Trust Hormone

Oxytocin may make you more trusting, but is that a good thing?

By | Posted August 13, 2008

Is ocean fertilization really a viable way to slow down global warming?

Is ocean fertilization really a viable way to slow down global warming?

Asks Julie from Bloomington, Indiana

By | Posted August 11, 2008

Why China’s Environmental Future May Depend on Reclaiming Some of Its Past

Why China’s Environmental Future May Depend on Reclaiming Some of Its Past

China is trying to modify its value system in a way that is scientifically sound and reflects its philosophical traditions.

By | Posted August 8, 2008

Learning Gets a Green Face

Learning Gets a Green Face

Environmental education enhances the student experience in New York City’s public and private schools.

By | Posted August 6, 2008

A Fruit Tree that (Could) Grow in Brooklyn

A Fruit Tree that (Could) Grow in Brooklyn

Communities across the U.S. and Canada experiment with different ways to keep fruit local.

By | Posted August 1, 2008

Exploring Mars: Astronaut Versus Astrobot

Exploring Mars: Astronaut Versus Astrobot

Is it worth sending people to Mars when robots already go there safely and on the cheap?

By | Posted July 30, 2008

Inside the “Vaccine Court”

Inside the “Vaccine Court”

A court with no judge, no jury and a controversial treatment of science takes center stage in the autism-vaccine debate.

By | Posted July 25, 2008

Trying Teens

Trying Teens

Can brain science help determine the fates of adolescents accused of violent crimes?

By | Posted July 23, 2008

Evolution Quiz

Evolution Quiz

Get video answers from Rob DeSalle, an evolution expert.

By | Posted July 16, 2008

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