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Can computers forecast avalanches better than humans digging holes?

Can computers forecast avalanches better than humans digging holes?

In the world of avalanche forecasting, manual methods are state of the art. But meteorologists are honing a computer model for the job

By | Posted January 24, 2018

Chemical 'aphrodisiac' jumpstarts the sex life of a single-celled organism

Chemical ‘aphrodisiac’ jumpstarts the sex life of a single-celled organism

Yes, it’s as messy as it sounds

By | Posted January 22, 2018

The human-caused wildfires that once burned in coastal rainforests

The human-caused wildfires that once burned in coastal rainforests

Evidence of ancient burning practices in coastal rainforests challenges notions of fire management in these wet landscapes

By | Posted December 20, 2017

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

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