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The iconic 125-year-old Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, is facing the threat of closure...
Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission...
A new, remarkably powerful drug that cripples the hepatitis C virus (HCV) came to market last week, but it sells for $...
In pretoothbrush populations, gumlines would often be marred by a thick, visible crust of calcium phosphate, food...
Evolutionary biologists have long studied how the Mexican tetra, a drab fish that lives in rivers and creeks but has...
Victorian astronomers spent countless hours laboriously charting the positions of stars in the sky. Such sky mapping,...
In an ambitious project to study 1000 years of sickness and health, researchers are excavating the graveyard of the now...
Stefan Behnisch has won awards for designing science labs and other buildings that are smart, sustainable, and...
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Applied physicist David Keith holds joint appointments in Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as well as the Kennedy School for public policy. He is CEO of Climate Engineering, a company in Calgary building machines to remove CO2 from the air.
Contributing correspondent Eli Kintisch has covered science policy for seven years for Science magazine. In 2010 he published Hack the Planet: Science's Best Hope -- or Worst Nightmare -- for Averting Climate Catastrophe. He is the curator of the To Extremes climate-themed art exhibition.