Salmon Mountain: Humboldt's Highest

Salmon Mountain: Humboldt's Highest

(September 25, 2014) Around 170 million years ago, in a period geologists call the Middle Jurassic, huge reptiles ruled the seas and skies: quarter-ton pterosaurs above, killer whale-size pliosaurs below. On land, shrew-like...

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Suicide: Decision or Disease?

(September 11, 2014) Last June, Golden Gate Bridge directors voted to fund 20-foot-wide "suicide nets" on each side of the bridge, at a cost of $76 million. Over 1,600 people have jumped to...

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Test Your Science Quotient

(August 21, 2014) Think you know science? Answer true or false: 1. The "Flammarion engraving" (above) dates to the Middle Ages. 2. Between 2000 and 2010, more murders occurred in New York City...

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The Mapmaker's Dilemma

(August 7, 2014) If you're over 50, chances are the obligatory world maps hanging in your classrooms were based on the Mercator projection. You probably remember it: Greenland, which is 14 times smaller...

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