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Costa Rica rocked by earthquake

Residents of San Jose, Costa Rica, took to the streets today just after lunch as an earthquake registering 6.1 on the Richter scale shook the capital city.

January 8, 2009 — David Biello

Carbon Dioxide from Cars

U.S. states are beginning to attack another major source of global warming pollution besides power plants: your car. David Biello reports

January 8, 2009

The Evolution of Evolution

Scientific American Editor in Chief John Rennie discusses the special January issue of the magazine, which focuses on evolution--2009 being the 200th anniversary of the birth of Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species ...

January 7, 2009 — Steve Mirsky

Reflected Light Disrupts Animal Behavior

A study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment notes that reflected light--off of buildings or roadways--can be as disruptive to animal behavior as the direct light that attracts sea turtle hatchlings to begin life in the wrong direction...

January 7, 2009

New Galápagos species identified

Researchers led by biologist Gabriele Gentile of the University of Rome Tor Vergata have discovered a new species of land iguana living in the Galápagos that Darwin missed but may shed light on evolution...

January 7, 2009

Toyota to offer car powered by the sun?

Toyota won't just be adding solar panels to its popular Prius gas-electric hybrid car—like the solar electric conversion kit seen at left—it'll be powering a version of it exclusively via sunshine, according to The Nikkei , Japan's business newspaper...

January 5, 2009 — David Biello
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