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The violent beauty of New Zealand

New Zealand’s fascinating geology exposes it to destructive earthquakes. On July 19 and 21 the country was hit by a 5.7 and 6.5 magnitude earthquake. Kiwis must rebuild once again. … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

What makes us tick?

No matter how much we try to work around the clock or go off the grid, we’re never free from our circadian rhythms. by Kerstin Nordstrom Last week, I returned … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Not everyone can be an astronaut when they grow up (even me)

NASA recently selected eight individuals to train as astronaut candidates who will possibly travel into outer space in the coming years. Unfortunately, they didn’t pick me.   By Ian Campbell … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sickly Sweet: Give and Take in the History of the Watermelon

The recently completed watermelon genome sheds light on how the summer fruit darling came to be.                             … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Boys Like Folding and Other Discoveries

For eight hours last month, I mingled with stars of the origami world — exploring a quirky subculture that’s immune to the vogue for inquiry-based learning — and became a … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The “I” in Science Writing

As scientists and journalists, we strive for objectivity. As writers, though, it helps to remember that a pinch of personality can go a long way toward creating an engaging narrative. … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment