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Climate Change Boosts Lethal Hendra Virus

Heavy rains and floods in Australia may have helped the deadly disease cross from bats to humans. And that has doctors concerned about climate change

November 29, 2011 — Nancy Bazilchuk and Daily Climate

Computer Model Spots Image Fraud

The U.K., France and Norway are considering legislation to require digitally altered images to be labeled as such

November 29, 2011 — Duncan Graham-Rowe and Nature magazine

Pilots Brave Snow, Grizzlies to Find 1948 Plane Wreckage

Half a century after Northwest Airlines Flight 4422 slammed into the side of 4,950-meter Mount Sanford in eastern Alaska's Wrangell Mountains, killing all 30 men on board, commercial pilots Kevin McGregor and Marc Millican found the wreckage embedded in a glacier...

November 28, 2011

This Year, Give Them Brains

Each year we poll scientists and educators on ideas for books, puzzles and toys that foster inquiry. This season's picks range from a top that never stops spinning to a build-it-yourself skull...

November 25, 2011 — Anna Kuchment

Good Science Always Has Political Ramifications

Why? Because a scientifically testable claim can be shown to be either most probably true or false, whether the claim is made by a king or a president, a pope, a congressperson, or a common citizen [Book Excerpt]...

November 24, 2011 — Shawn Lawrence Otto
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