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Pushing Past Discovery

Now that toxic pollution is common knowledge, is it possible to write a modern Silent Spring? What could be equally momentous for an environmental writer help us discover? Oddly enough, it may be our … Continue reading

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You’re Getting Warmer

Welcome to summer! With Memorial Day just around the corner, let’s delve into some hot, warm, and cold topics. by Kerstin Nordstrom Hot: Grilling! It’s the season for fire in … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Frisbee meets fluid: Skipping stones takes spin and skill

Letting the frogs out, baking pancakes, and making rabbit leaps – whatever you call it, the universal and simple game of skipping stones is science made tangible and fun.

May 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Can you explain your research in one sentence?

Summarizing research so that it can be understood by an audience of non-experts is a lot harder than it looks. Why not practice your elevator speech now? by Ian C. Campbell … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

So Long, SONGS?

How do you scrap an entire nuclear power plant?  Step One: auction off the stuff that’s not glowing. Then what? By Rebecca Widiss Last week, the ill-fated San Onofre Nuclear Generating … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment
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