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Moon <i>Not</i> Made of Cheese, Physicist Explains

Moon Not Made of Cheese, Physicist Explains

Theoretical physicist Sean Carroll at the ScienceWriters2011 conference in Flagstaff on October 17 explained why we need not sample the moon to know it's not made of cheese. Steve Mirsky reports

October 19, 2011

The Truth about Fracking

Fracturing a deep shale layer one time to release natural gas might pose little risk to drinking-water supplies, but doing so repeatedly could be problematic

October 19, 2011 — Chris Mooney

Gravestone Project

Citizen scientists map the location of graveyards around the globe as well as the impact of air pollution on marble gravestones

October 18, 2011

Gig.U Is Now in Session

Universities are piloting superfast Internet connections that may finally rival the speed of South Korea's

October 11, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier

Scientific American Space & Physics