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 »

Einstein

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Classroom Activity Page: In 1919, 14 years after Einstein published his theory of special relativity, scientists found More »

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 »

Ants

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

A Climate of Extremes

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Classroom Activity Page: Higher temperatures are only part of the climate change forecast. Are current extreme weather 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 »

Hurricanes

Hurricanes

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

Understanding Volcanoes

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Classroom Activity Page: Volcanoes are big movers and shakers in continually redesigning the Earth’s surface. More »

Fracking

Fracking

Classroom Activity Page: Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a high-pressure technique for cracking rocks 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 »

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

Flu vaccine

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Classroom Activity Page: Each year, as influenza season approaches, medical authorities must scramble to predict which More »

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 »