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Great China earthquake may have been man-made

Was last year's devastating China earthquake, which killed 80,000 people and left more than 5 million homeless, really just a tragic natural event? Speculation is growing that the magnitude-7.9 quake may have actually been triggered by the tremendous water weight behind a nearby dam...

February 3, 2009 — Jordan Lite
Water Conservation Unwitting Mosquito Ally

Water Conservation Unwitting Mosquito Ally

In a study published in the journal Functional Ecology, researchers warn that people capturing rainwater in drought-ridden areas are also providing breeding grounds for disease-carrying insects...

February 3, 2009
Using Chaos Theory to Revitalize Fisheries

Using Chaos Theory to Revitalize Fisheries

There are fewer fish in the sea than ever. Complexity theory, argues mathematician George Sugihara, provides a counterintuitive way to revitalize the world's fisheries

February 3, 2009 — Paul Raeburn

Camelina conquers the Japanese sky in jet biofuel test

Japan Airlines today flew a Boeing 747-300 with one engine burning a blend of biofuel and regular Jet A. The 90-minute flight from Haneda Airport in Tokyo relied primarily on a new form of jet biofuel derived from camelina, a weedy flower native to Europe, that can be alternated with wheat crops...

January 30, 2009 — David Biello
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