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  • SA Classics The Rise of the Automobile

    The Rise of the Automobile

    Forget alternative fuels: the next big change for cars lies in information technology and automation, which will lead to new designs and are the best hope for the wide- spread adoption of all-electric vehicles

    December 1, 2014 |

  • SA Classics Antarctica: Life on Ice

    Antarctica: Life on Ice

    Once similar to the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Antarctica now demands that life adapt to extreme cold—which explains, for instance, the existence of fish there that make their own antifreeze and lack red blood

    November 1, 2014 |

  • SA Classics Extreme Storms

    Extreme Storms

    Extreme weather events are nothing new, but they appear to be gaining strength. Scientists have risked life and limb to help us better understand— and better survive— these storms

    September 1, 2014 |

  • SA Classics Chemistry Goes to War

    Chemistry Goes to War

    Soldiers and scientists who exploited chemistry won battles and horrified the world

    August 1, 2014 |

  • SA Classics | Energy & Sustainability Drought, Water and the Rise of California

    Drought, Water and the Rise of California

    Aqueducts, dams and irrigation projects all made rapid development possible in the arid West. They have also created ecological and economic challenges, especially as populations continue to grow

    July 1, 2014 |

  • SA Classics | More Science The Birth of the Great GMO Debate

    The Birth of the Great GMO Debate

    Today virtually everything we eat is produced from seeds that have been genetically altered in some way. New methods of plant tinkering have emerged over the generations— and so, too, have the fears

    May 1, 2014 |

  • SA Classics | Health The Fight against Influenza

    The Fight against Influenza

    Despite decades of research decoding the influenza virus—and great advances in treating and vaccinating against the disease—this infectious pathogen continues to both surprise and confound us

    November 1, 2013 |

  • SA Classics | More Science Conquering Garbage

    Conquering Garbage

    Landfills are one solution to deal with our trash, but they are often not the best.

    September 24, 2013 |

  • SA Classics | Energy & Sustainability The Dawn of Solar Power

    The Dawn of Solar Power

    Viable solar energy has been a long-sought after goal, but with new and affordable technologies, we might soon be able to make the switch

    August 1, 2013 |

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