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May 23, 2012
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Clean Energy From CO2?

Global warming villain CO2 may have a surprisingly green future The next frontier in the search for renewable energy lies less than two miles from where you are now. Unless you’re reading this on the International Space Station. Geothermal heat … Continue reading

April 25, 2012
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Not Your Parents’ Chem Labs

‘Greener’ and more engaging experiments draw students in As a college student, Michelle Driessen had an all-too-typical experience. “I hated general chemistry,” she says. “I thought it was terribly boring.” She had plenty of company. Experiments were all laid out … Continue reading

April 15, 2012
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The Emperor’s New Close-Up

U researchers map emperor penguin colonies by satellite Emperor penguins may be icons of the Antarctic, but they aren’t immune to disturbances in their environment. As climatic and other changes unfold, emperors may dwindle in numbers. But how to tell, … Continue reading

January 15, 2012
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The Times they are acclaimin’

*Fiction writer Charles Baxter talks about writing and life* Miss Ferenczi, a substitute teacher, begins a stint by ditching a boring lesson on traditional Egyptian irrigation methods and winging it. Her amazed class of fourth graders is left to sift … Continue reading

November 26, 2011
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Laborers of Love

*Three volunteers who make a difference* A murmur runs through the audience as Bob Kriel withdraws his gloved hand from a darkened cage in the front of a small lecture room. On the glove sits Bubo, a great horned owl. … Continue reading