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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
Climbing Bears Help Plants Keep Cool

Climbing Bears Help Plants Keep Cool

Mountain-climbing bears transport cherry tree seeds, internally at first, to cooler, higher altitudes where the trees can survive as temperatures rise.  

April 25, 2016 — Karen Hopkin
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