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36 Years Ago Today: Mount Saint Helens

36 Years Ago Today: Mount Saint Helens

It's the 36th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens. Please take a moment to remember those who died that beautiful May morning, and to appreciate the power of a volcano to change our lives forever...

May 18, 2016 — Dana Hunter

Everything There Is

Caltech theoretical physicist Sean M. Carroll talks about the necessary connections among the various ways we have of describing the universe.  

May 11, 2016 — Steve Mirsky
Where No Maps Have Gone Before!

Where No Maps Have Gone Before!

There's something wonderfully thrilling about geologic maps of places we've never mapped that way before! Scientists recently mapped a brand-new island and produced a beautifully detailed map of Mercury...

May 9, 2016 — Dana Hunter

The Bowling Ball That Invaded Earth

Former Scientific American editor Mark Alpert talks about his latest science fiction thriller, The Orion Plan, featuring the method whereby aliens most likely really would colonize our planet...

May 5, 2016 — Mark Alpert and Steve Mirsky
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