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Eric R. Olson

November 3, 2008

Tomorrow, November 4th, is the moment of truth when the American people will elect either John McCain or Barack Obama to the most powerful office in the United States, and […]

October 15, 2008

A review of Daniel Gardner's book about the fears that shouldn't consume us.

October 1, 2008

A recent study reveals differences in cardiac arrest survival on nights and weekends.

September 30, 2008

At last Friday’s presidential debate Senator John McCain made the following statement, railing against earmarks for pork-barrel spending: “You know, we spent $3 million to study the DNA of bears […]

September 26, 2008

The economy is in a tail spin and the weather here in the Northeast today is wet, windy and miserable. Fortunately, today’s blog tidbit takes us to tropical climes and […]

September 15, 2008

As we flip through newspaper and magazine pages, blogs and TV channels, why are we attracted to some stories and not others? Why does the story about a young woman […]

September 10, 2008

A video profile of one of New York's oyster gardeners.

September 10, 2008

How volunteers and scientists are fighting an uphill battle to bring the mollusk back to the city’s waters.

September 9, 2008

It can be a little frustrating to know that our excess energy consumption is almost certainly driving up atmospheric CO2 concentrations, contributing to global warming, and the only thing that […]

August 1, 2008

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

May 9, 2008

How pine beetles are threatening the boreal forest and potentially contributing to climate change.

April 3, 2008

As an avid reader of I was a little shocked to see an op-ed penned by Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey regarding autism. First of all, in my limited […]

March 10, 2008

- Asks Jackie from Connecticut


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