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 »

Ants

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

Einstein

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

Flu vaccine

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

Fracking

Fracking

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

Hurricanes

Hurricanes

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

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 »

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 »

Native American Farming

Native American Farming

Synopsis: Native American agriculture was often a sophisticated response to a challenging environment. What were the secrets of

Neutrinos

Neutrinos

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

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 »

Screaming about screen time

Screaming about screen time

Synopsis: As people spend more time with computers, smart phones and tablets, screens are really taking over. What is the social impact