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Carbon's role in global warming

Carbon has been clobbered in the headlines lately for its link to global warming and pollution. But is this much-maligned element—the fourth most abundant in the universe—getting a bum rap?...

October 23, 2008 — Christie Nicholson

Electrifying cars Down Under

The alternative-energy automobile company known as Better Place plans to bring the same electric car system already in the works for Israel and Denmark to Australia.

October 23, 2008 — David Biello

Is BPA Bad for You?

Bisphenol A, a common compound found in many plastics, has been listed as a toxic substance in Canada but is still deemed safe in the U.S.

October 23, 2008

Instant Egghead: Carbon, Part One

Carbon is mentioned nearly everyday in the news, but do we really know what it is, and why is has such a bad reputation? ScientificAmerican.com reporter David Biello explains carbon in part one of this Instant Egghead episode...

October 23, 2008
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