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The Needy Porcupine

Philip and Phylis Morrison explore the salty chemistry and nutrition of sodium and potassium

March 1, 2001 — Philip and Phylis Morrison

The Big Bang: Wit or Wisdom?

Philip and Phylis Morrison review the way the universe came into existence and how it continues to evolve.

February 1, 2001 — Philip and Phylis Morrison

Gleaning Nuggets

Philip and Phylis Morrison offer their perspective on the enduring nobility of native metals

December 1, 2000 — Philip and Phylis Morrison

Anniversary of Needles

Philip and Phylis Morrison celebrate 400 years of magnetic understanding

November 19, 2000 — Philip and Phylis Morrison

Hybrid Vigor!

Philip and Phylis Morrison go for a ride in a practical car that guzzles less gasoline

October 19, 2000 — Philip and Phylis Morrison

Laws of Calorie Counting

What is the bottom line on the energy we take in? Philip & Phylis Morrison recount the heroic, decade-long effort to find out

August 1, 2000 — Philip and Phylis Morrison

Time Exposures

All photography needs time to collect an image, muse Philip & Phylis Morrison, and over very long times, nearly invisible marvels can appear

July 1, 2000 — Philip and Phylis Morrison

The Internet as Hardware

Philip & Phylis Morrison take a cyber-pinging journey among Web sites near and far

June 1, 2000 — Philip and Phylis Morrison

Netting the Deep Sky

Philip & Phylis Morrison explain how astronomers fix the stars with amazingly fine accuracy, using units from the Babylonians

May 21, 2000 — Philip and Phylis Morrison

The Lion Emperors

Once Los Angeles was a match for the present plains of the Serengeti, declare Philip & Phylis Morrison

April 21, 2000 — Philip and Phylis Morrison

Sun-Stains

March 21, 2000 — Philip and Phylis Morrison

From Prototools to Language

Technology is by no means a recent invention. Philip & Phylis Morrison trace its origins back through our prehistoric ancestry

September 1, 2000 — Philip and Phylis Morrison

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