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Feb 7, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Discovery News
The National Science Foundation recently announced the winners of its annual image competition, where entries display a mix of art and science.
Mar 12, 2010 03:55 PM ET // Sarah Dowdey
It's easy to imagine the Arctic ice cap as it looks on a globe -- pinned firmly to one spot. However, that's not the case. Sea ice is free to roam when it breaks up, bobbing out of the Arctic Ocean through straits that head toward the Atlantic and Pacific. Normally, natural ice dams, or [...
Jan 20, 2010 09:59 AM ET // Sarah Dowdey
Researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have found the breeding area of the elusive large-billed reed warbler. That's a big deal, because according to BirdLife International, the species is the world's "least-known bird." The distinction may sound ominous, but it's als...
Sep 11, 2009 05:29 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
Like many folks, I truly dislike dwelling much on the 9-11 attacks. The memories are too painful. What we all saw that day is deeply seared into our collective memory and we will never forget. But what I feared most as I watched those towers fall was not another attack. It was America's reacti...
Aug 5, 2010 10:15 AM ET // Zahra Hirji
Increasing land use and global warming will deal a devastating one-two punch to tropical forests by the end of the century. In some areas, plant and animal diversity will plummet by the year 2100.
Jul 27, 2010 12:20 PM ET // Kieran Mulvaney
A video by a Japanese artist captures the entire history of nuclear explosions on Earth.
Apr 5, 2011 09:00 AM ET // Tim Wall
Grasses are taking advantage of the warming Antarctic climate. Are weeds next?
Mar 5, 2010 02:19 PM ET // Michael Reilly
Giant, extinction-sized asteroids hurtling into Earth may grab headlines and star in Hollywood blockbusters, but airbursts from smaller asteroids and comets are thought to occur once every 500-1,000 years, making them one of the most pressing threats to humanity from space. That makes the discovery...
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