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Stories by Mark Fischetti

Now You Can "Hear" Climate Change [Video]

Want a visceral sense of how much temperatures around the Northern Hemisphere are deviating from average? Well, have a listen. University of Minnesota geography student and super cello player Daniel Crawford has composed a two-and-a-half minute piece for string quartet that let’s you hear the temperature change from 1880 to 2014...

May 21, 2015 — Mark Fischetti
Parents Support Later Start Times for High School

Parents Support Later Start Times for High School

A new, national survey released by the University of Michigan has found that 50 percent of parents who have teenage children would support later start times for high school.

February 19, 2015 — Mark Fischetti

Raindrops Spread Crop Disease [Video]

Farmers testify that certain crop diseases like wheat rust seem to spread much farther and faster after a rainstorm. Researchers had various ideas on why this might be the case.

February 4, 2015 — Mark Fischetti
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine