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Ice Age Adventures!

We continue our tour of the Burke Museum, where we meet a mastodon and see some ancient art

September 30, 2016 — Dana Hunter

Mud Mountain Dam: Good Clean Fun!

Mud Mountain Dam is a fascinating, record-breaking earthen dam—and right on the way to one of our favorite volcanoes!

September 14, 2016 — Dana Hunter

Road Noise Makes Birds' Lives Tougher

By playing road noise where there was no road, researchers were able to gauge the effect of the noise on bird behavior without having to deal with the effect of the road itself.  ...

September 13, 2016 — Jason G. Goldman

Drilling for Earthquakes

Scientists are increasingly confident about the link between earthquakes and oil and gas production, yet regulators are slow to react

September 6, 2016 — Anna Kuchment

The Future of Humanity

We have changed the world irrevocably and may soon transform ourselves as a species. Here's a status report on the human experiment

August 16, 2016

To Bennu and Back

The OSIRIS-REx probe's journey to the asteroid Bennu will answer questions about our deepest past and possible futures

August 8, 2016 — Dante S. Lauretta
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