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Katie Peek

Katie Peek

Katie Peek is an astronomer by training, with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she discovered extrasolar planets and investigated the formation of the Milky Way’s heavy elements. Now she likes to write about nature and the environment. Visit her web site at

June 17, 2010

Adjust for inflation, even for relatively recent figures

May 26, 2010

An early example of data visualization’s power

March 21, 2010

As humans have circumvented Niagara Falls for aquatic transportation, so too have non-native species

March 9, 2010

Astronomers near an understanding of how massive stars form

March 1, 2010

New York City’s universities are turning kitchen scraps into compost

February 27, 2010

The MTA contemplates using groundwater as a geothermal energy source

January 26, 2010

Comparing nine online surveys reveals some discrepancies


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