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Low-Temperature Superconductivity Is Warming Up

Magnesium diboride defies the once conventional wisdom about what makes a good superconductor. It becomes superconducting near the relatively warm temperature of 40 kelvins--which promises a variety of applications...

March 28, 2005 — Paul C. Canfield and Sergey L. Bud'ko

Shaping the Future

Scientific uncertainty often becomes an excuse to ignore long-term problems, such as climate change. It doesn't have to be so

March 28, 2005 — Steven W. Popper, Robert J. Lempert and Steven C. Bankes

Abrupt Climate Change

Winter temperatures plummeting six degrees Celsius and sudden droughts scorching farmland around the globe are not just the stuff of scary movies. Such striking climate jumps have happened before--sometimes within a matter of years...

October 25, 2004 — Richard B. Alley

When Methane Made Climate

Today methane-producing microbes are confined to oxygen-free settings, such as the guts of cows, but in Earth's distant past, they ruled the world

June 21, 2004 — James F. Kasting

Defusing the Global Warming Time Bomb

Global warming is real, and the consequences are potentially disastrous. Nevertheless, practical actions, which would also yield a cleaner, healthier atmosphere, could slow, and eventually stop, the process...

February 9, 2004 — James Hansen
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