Mosquito Madness

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Classroom Activity Page: As disease-infected mosquitoes expand their range, these bugs rise higher on the “menace to More »

Polar science

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Classroom Activity Page: The poles are fascinating, partly because they are such difficult places to visit, work and More »

Stem Cell Progress

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Classroom Activity Page: Embryonic stem cells can transform themselves into every cell in your body. As the field of More »

Tsunamis

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Classroom Activity Page: Tsunamis are caused by violent disturbances of the sea floor; usually due to an earthquake. More »

Stopping the slaughter of the bats

Stopping the slaughter of the bats

In 7 years, white-nose syndrome has spread to 22 states and 5 provinces. Why is the fungus so deadly? Why don’t bats die in Europe? And More »

Trash: Does burning beat burying?

Trash: Does burning beat burying?

Synopsis: Disposal of municipal solid waste is a necessity of modern life. Why does much of Europe rely on incinerators while

Live birth in ancient reptile

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Classroom Activity Page: The fossil of a plesiosaur, which was a large, dangerous predator of the seas between 200 and More »

Tornadoes: Power & Fury

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Classroom Activity Page: Tornadoes are capable of serious destruction. What gets them twisting? Where do they get More »

Arctic Warming: Greenhouse gas nightmare?

Arctic Warming: Greenhouse gas nightmare?

Synopsis: The polar regions are home to the fastest warming on the planet. Warming releases not only carbon dioxide but also methane –

Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Synopsis: Hurricanes, the most powerful and dangerous storms of all, get their energy from the difference in temperature between a warm

Ants

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Classroom Activity Page: Four genomes for ants have just been decoded. The genetic information gives us a better More »

Neutrinos

Neutrinos

Synopsis: To view neutrinos from distant explosions, astrophysicists have set up thousands of detectors in pure ice at the South Pole.

Soil and food crisis

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Classroom Activity Page Without soil, we starve. Unfortunately, throughout the world, human activities have degraded More »