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Predicting Wildfires

Fires are burning more acres than ever. Where will the next blazes ignite? Can we prevent them? Should we?

July 15, 2007 — Patricia Andrews, Mark Finney and Mark Fischetti

Way Beyond Ripe

New World farming may be twice as old as researchers had believed, judging from fossilized seeds and other plant remains found sealed in floors and hearths buried on the slopes of the Andes in northern Peru...

June 28, 2007

The World Without Us: Suppose Humans Just Vanished--Then What?

In this episode, journalist Alan Weisman, Laureate Associate Professor in Journalism and Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona, discusses his new book "The World Without Us," a massive thought experiment about the aftermath of humanity's sudden disappearance...

June 27, 2007 — Steve Mirsky

Mars Rover Laser

Watch your back, Martians, the next Mars rover will be packing heat. Set to launch in 2009, the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mars Science Laboratory rover will carry a laser tool for zapping rocks and analyzing their debris composition...

June 22, 2007

The Carbon-Iceberg Connection

Free-floating Antarctic icebergs significantly change the marine ecosystems directly around them by hosting land-based matter, chlorophyll, krill and seabirds, according to a report in this week's Science ...

June 21, 2007
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