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Stories by Christie Nicholson

Origins: The Start of Everything

Where do rainbows come from? What about flying cars, love and LSD?

August 17, 2009 — Davide Castelvecchi, Graham P. Collins, Bruce Grierson, Mara Hvistendahl, Jonathon Keats, Michael Moyer, George Musser, Christie Nicholson, Ricki Rusting, Jessica Snyder Sachs, Christine Soares, Gary Stix, Kate Wong, Melinda Wenner and Philip Yam

Where will Mauna Loa erupt?

It's been nearly 25 years since Mauna Loa, Hawaii's most dangerous volcano, last erupted—but researchers warn that another eruption may be on the horizon.

November 6, 2008 — Christie Nicholson

Carbon's role in global warming

Carbon has been clobbered in the headlines lately for its link to global warming and pollution. But is this much-maligned element—the fourth most abundant in the universe—getting a bum rap?...

October 23, 2008 — Christie Nicholson

Makers of Firefox come up with a new Web browser

Imagine taking the social experience of a site like Facebook or MySpace and integrating it into a Web browser so that collaboration and communication with friends and colleagues is completely seamless...

August 6, 2008 — Christie Nicholson

Bioethicist drops suit against Albany Medical College

Ousted head of the Alden March Bioethics Institute (AMBI) Glenn McGee has agreed to drop his lawsuit against Albany Medical College for allegedly refusing to acknowledge his severance package, following his dismissal two months ago...

July 16, 2008 — Christie Nicholson

Radiohead launches new camera-less video

The Oxfordshire band known for taking digital risks has done it again. 

Last October Radiohead released their album In Rainbows as a digital download with a pay-whatever-you-want price tag...

July 15, 2008 — Christie Nicholson

A bridge at the end of a rainbow


Click to play play_blip_movie_1077186();   Our Science Talk podcast host and man-about-town Steve Mirsky caught this lovely semi-circle rainbow with his pocket camera earlier this month...

July 11, 2008 — Christie Nicholson

Digging deeper into the Klondike

SciAm frequent contributor Charles Q. Choi writes from the Yukon on an expedition with researchers from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

June 19, 2008 — Christie Nicholson

Limbs, ribs and jaws found in the Yukon

SciAm frequent contributor Charles Q. Choi writes from the Yukon on an expedition with researchers from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

June 19, 2008 — Christie Nicholson
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