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Size isn’t the only thing that matters during an earthquake

Size isn’t the only thing that matters during an earthquake

A tale of two identical earthquakes

By | Posted December 18, 2017

We’re flushing energy down the toilet

We’re flushing energy down the toilet

But engineers are trying to reclaim it downstream

By | Posted December 15, 2017

Some corals are more resilient to acidifying oceans than we thought

Some corals are more resilient to acidifying oceans than we thought

But warming temperatures remain deadly

By | Posted December 13, 2017

Power plant converts its carbon pollution to stone with new technology

Power plant converts its carbon pollution to stone with new technology

But don’t consider the world saved just yet

By | Posted December 11, 2017

Let's talk about the latest godawful cybersecurity plan

Let’s talk about the latest godawful cybersecurity plan

A federal “hack-back” bill is in the news again. It might be good for vigilantes, but it’s definitely bad for the rest of us

By | Posted December 4, 2017

Lyme bacteria settled in North America far earlier than we thought

Lyme bacteria settled in North America far earlier than we thought

Insight into the disease’s ancient origins points toward the causes of the current epidemic

By | Posted November 29, 2017

A Brazilian city is using DNA to combat the ancient scourge of rats

A Brazilian city is using DNA to combat the ancient scourge of rats

Genetics could make rodent control strategies more efficient

By | Posted November 14, 2017

Changes in Ecuador’s ‘seed law’ angers and frustrates scientists

Changes in Ecuador’s ‘seed law’ angers and frustrates scientists

An amendment that gives a free pass to genetically modified crops causes legal turmoil

By | Posted November 13, 2017

A higher dose of vitamin D a day won't keep the doctor away

A higher dose of vitamin D a day won’t keep the doctor away

But it won’t cause your kids harm, either

By | Posted November 1, 2017

I take my planets hard-boiled

I take my planets hard-boiled

Evidence that the Earth’s crust began as an unbroken shell raises a question: Can we really understand the past by looking at how things are now?

By | Posted June 14, 2017

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