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      May 1, 1975The Sciences

      Science and the Citizen, May 1975

      February 1, 2018Biology

      To Protect Ocean Life, Marine Reserves Have to Be Redrawn Based on Science

      Big marine reserves look good on maps, but it takes tough rules close to shore to improve fisheries and biodiversity
      November 1, 1955The Sciences

      The Trenches of the Pacific

      The floor of the great ocean is incised with tremendous furrows.The bottoms of several are farther below sea level than Everest is above it. They are clues to the history of the earth's crust...
      October 1, 1982The Sciences

      How Honeybees Find a Home

      In most of the Temperate Zone a new colony of honeybees must locate a snug shelter in order to survive the winter. The search is carried out by the older "scout" bees with remarkable rigor...
      October 1, 2014Sustainability

      Methane Hydrates Could Power the Planet—or Fry It

      Methane hydrates could solve the world's energy challenge—or make global warming worse
      February 1, 2000Sustainability

      Capturing Greenhouse Gases

      Sequestering carbon dioxide underground or in the deep ocean could help alleviate concerns about climate change
      July 1, 1989The Sciences

      Volcanism at Rifts

      When the earth's rigid shell is rifted, the ductile rock of the mantle wells up and partially melts. Spectacular volcanic outbursts ensue when the mantle is only slightly hotter than normal...
      July 1, 1979The Sciences

      Books, July 1979

      Technology from 1900 to 1950, Galileo at work, color vision, the warm tuna
      September 1, 1990Sustainability

      Energy for Buildings and Homes

      New technologies-superwindows, compact fluorescent lights and automated-control systems-combined with other strategies, such as shade trees and light -colored buildings, could reduce building energy bills by half...
      March 1, 1966Sustainability

      Living under the Sea

      To learn more about the ocean and harvest its resources, men must be able to live and work as free divers on the continental shelf. Several research programs are currently developing this ability...
      November 12, 2008Sustainability

      Kayaking Antarctica with Jon Bowermaster

      How a warming climate leads to freezing penguins, with journalist and author Jon Bowermaster, who has kayaked the world's seas, most recently in Antarctica. And Cynthia Graber takes us on a tour with a new M.I.T...
      January 1, 1974Sustainability

      Energy Policy in the U.S.

      The President's appeal for U.S. energy self-suflciency by 1980 cannot be regarded as realistic. The long-range options that are open to the nation are here considered in a “taxonomic” approach...
      October 1, 1987Tech

      Advanced Computing for Manufacturing

      Supercomputers may assume a major role in industry. They have already greatly influenced the design of such aerodynamically efficient products as airplanes and cars
      November 1, 1985The Sciences


      They are fault-bounded blocks of crust that accrete to the ancient cores of the continents. The process makes the continents increase in extent and reworks them into what amount to geologic collages...
      January 16, 2013Sustainability

      The Man Whose Dynasty Changed Ecology

      Bob Paine showed that keystone species can radically reshape their ecosystems, and he fathered an academic family that had done the same for ecology
      October 6, 2014Sustainability

      Leaky Gas Makes for Top 10 U.S. Carbon Polluters

      When it comes to spewing methane, big oil companies and little wildcatters both make the list for biggest contributors to global warming
      August 1, 2010Biology

      How Acidification Threatens Oceans from the Inside Out

      Carbon dioxide emissions are making the oceans more acidic, imperiling the growth and reproduction of species from plankton to squid
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