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Rare African kittens bred from frozen eggs and sperm

One of the risks in writing about endangered species is concentrating too much on the cute ones. But I couldn't skip covering the African black-footed cat ( Felis nigripes ) and the scientific breakthrough that could give this rare species an extra chance at survival.The African black-footed cat is one of the world's smallest and rarest cat species, not to mention one of the least studied...

March 16, 2011 — John Platt

How Radiation Threatens Health

As worries grow over radiation leaks at Fukushima, is it possible to gauge the immediate and lasting health effects of radiation exposure? Here's the science behind radiation sickness and other threats facing Japan...

March 15, 2011 — Nina Bai
Drowning Out Doubt

Drowning Out Doubt

When we feel uncertain, we work harder to win others over

March 15, 2011 — Valerie Ross
Fast Facts about the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Fast Facts about the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

The speed of the Pacific Plate, the distance Japan's main island was displaced, and other facts and figures about the March 11 earthquake help to put this event into perspective

March 14, 2011 — Francie Diep
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