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Marijuana growers started California wildfires

Serious bummer, dude. California's totally ablaze, and the cops are laying the blame on marijuana growers.

That's right. Investigators with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit have confirmed that the camp at the origin of the La Brea fire was an illegal marijuana operation believed to be run by a Mexican drug organization...

August 18, 2009 — Brendan Borrell

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

Bee Afraid, Bee Very Afraid

May Berenbaum, entomologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and inspiration for the X Files fictional entomologist Bambi Berenbaum, talks about colony collapse disorder and disappearing bees as well as the importance of honeybees in agriculture...

August 14, 2009 — Steve Mirsky
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