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High-tech approach to taming New Mexico's wild horses

National Forest Service rangers in New Mexico's Jicarilla Wild Horse Territory (part of the Carson National Forest, near the Colorado border) are expecting some high-tech help to aid their efforts to capture and relocate the growing number of wild horses overpopulating the area and threatening to cut off the food supply...

November 17, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Icey proposition in space

It looks like tiny tropical bamboo, or a new form of ocean coral. But this spikey strawlike structure is actually frozen water that may be found in outer space.

November 14, 2008

Biodiesel flight across the U.S.

Making a few stops along the way, BioJet 1 went 1,776 miles of a 2,486-mile journey from Reno, Nev., to Leesburg, Fla., exclusively on biodiesel. The fuel in question, made by Lake Erie Biofuels, was a blend of soy and animal fats turned to diesel...

November 13, 2008 — David Biello

Kayaking Antarctica with Jon Bowermaster

How a warming climate leads to freezing penguins, with journalist and author Jon Bowermaster, who has kayaked the world's seas, most recently in Antarctica. And Cynthia Graber takes us on a tour with a new M.I.T...

November 12, 2008 — Steve Mirsky
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