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Where Is Avian Flu Hiding?

Three strains of the virus are decimating poultry farms across the country, but how they’re being transmitted remains unclear

May 18, 2015 — Dina Fine Maron

The Richest Reef: Life in Layers

Editor's Note: "The Richest Reef" follows members of a scientific dive team as they attempt to pinpoint the center of the most biologically diverse marine ecosystem in the world...

April 22, 2015 — Steven Bedard
A Snippet o’ Subduction Zone Goodness for Ye

A Snippet o’ Subduction Zone Goodness for Ye

If I ever become ridiculously rich, I’m going to open up a geological theme park. Can you imagine the rides? Earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and more – all very exciting...

January 8, 2015 — Dana Hunter

Can Microbes Clean Up Our Oily Mess?

With an estimated 70 oil spills every day in the U.S. and tons of plastic littering our oceans, humans could use some help cleaning up. Scientific American editor David Biello explains how bacteria and other microbes are lending a hand...

December 11, 2013

Tsunami: WAVE of CHANGE

In the tragic aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004, scientists and warning centers are now better equipped to forecast and model these monstrous waves

December 26, 2005 — Eric L. Geist, Vasily V. Titov and Costas E. Synolakis

Scoping Out the Planet

Greg van der Vink hopes that EarthScope yields unprecedented data about faults and plates. It may do for geoscience what human genome sequencing did for biology

October 24, 2005 — Krista West
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