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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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5 October 1999 7:00 pm
It's been 10 years since the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked northern California, and the San Francisco Exploratium is marking the occasion with a tour of the science of the San Andreas fault. Webcast visits from 9 to 17 October will include a seismology lab, trenches dug across the fault, and a huge drill used to study crustal stresses.
One of the hottest areas in environmental science is "ecological economics," which probes the interplay of commerce and ecosystem health. A new online article in the journal Conservation Ecology features a computer model for exploring such trade-offs. The model lets participants assume the guise of farmers or land managers, whose competing interests determine how much phosphorus--a by-product of fertilizer use that spurs algal growth--gets dumped into a lake. Too much and you can kiss those fish goodbye.
Dinosaur fans won't want to miss this fact-packed BBC home page featuring remarkably lifelike video clips of creatures such as Peteinosaurus (a flying lizard) and Postosuchus (a 6-meter-long carnivore). The site accompanies a TV series that will air this fall.