Science and the Holidays

From greening your Christmas tree to what oil producers could learn from the story of Hanukkah, your guide to the science of the holiday season

What Happens to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree After the Holidays?

This year's tree in midtown Manhattan, like last year's, will go toward building Habitat for Humanity housing


A Holiday for Oil

Are we running out of oil?


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