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Bat Die-Offs Affect Human Health and Economics

Biologist Jeffrey Foster at the ScienceWriters2011 conference in Flagstaff on October 16 discussed the implications to humans of the bat die-off resulting from the fungal disease called white-nose syndrome. Steve Mirsky reports

October 24, 2011

The Wipeout Gene

A new breed of genetically modified mosquitoes carries a gene that cripples its own offspring. They could crush native mosquito populations and block the spread of disease. And they are already in the air—though that's been a secret

October 24, 2011 — Bijal P. Trivedi

What Is It?

A single grain of moon sand (magnified here about 300 times) reveals a ring created by a micrometeorite that struck it

October 23, 2011 — Ann Chin

The Truth about Fracking

Fracturing a deep shale layer one time to release natural gas might pose little risk to drinking-water supplies, but doing so repeatedly could be problematic

October 19, 2011 — Chris Mooney