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Could a big earthquake reduce Manhattan to rubble someday?

A new study from the Earth Institute at Columbia University says there’s more seismic activity around the Big Apple than previously thought. Researchers also say they discovered a new active fault line running from Stamford, Conn., 25 miles (40.2 kilometers) west toward the Hudson River...

August 22, 2008 — Adam Hadhazy

The Hidden Power of Scent

Far from being a weak and unimportant sense, our odor-detecting ability is surprisingly acute and shapes our social interactions in ways we do not consciously realize

August 20, 2008 — Josie Glausiusz

Peak water crisis dominates World Water Week

The world is getting thirstier, and drier. More than 2,500 experts from around the world will discuss the issues facing one of the world's most precious natural resources at World Water Week this week in Stockholm, from the millions of gallons of water hidden inside biofuels to the ongoing scandal of poor sanitation...

August 18, 2008 — David Biello

Oceanic Dead Zones Continue to Spread

Fertilizer runoff and fossil-fuel use lead to massive areas in the ocean with scant or no oxygen, killing large swaths of sea life and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage

August 15, 2008 — David Biello

Air Fresheners' Unlisted Ingredients

Products for making indoor air smell fresh or laundry smell clean may include volatile chemical compounds technically considered to be pollutants. Adam Hinterthuer reports

August 15, 2008
Google-Style Rankings for Ecosystems

Google-Style Rankings for Ecosystems

Using Google's ranking system--pages are important based on how many other pages link to them--ecologists can figure out which species really hold an ecosystem together. Adam Hinterthuer reports...

August 13, 2008
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