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Detecting the Next Volcanic Eruption

Satellite monitoring and networks of instruments on the ground can detect, but not predict, volcanic eruptions.

Geoengineering

Doing something about the weather is no longer just talk.

Curious about Curiosity

Neuroscientists are beginning to understand the connections.

Rio Tinto and the Mines

The long-dormant site of Spain’s first environmental protest in 1888, revisited.

Gynandromorphism

Sexual forms are not necessarily either male or female.

  • Detecting the Next Volcanic Eruption

    Satellite monitoring and networks of instruments on the ground can detect, but not predict, volcanic eruptions.

  • Geoengineering

    Doing something about the weather is no longer just talk.

  • Curious about Curiosity

    Neuroscientists are beginning to understand the connections.

  • Rio Tinto and the Mines

    The long-dormant site of Spain’s first environmental protest in 1888, revisited.

  • Gynandromorphism

    Sexual forms are not necessarily either male or female.

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Sharks in Our Midst

Their cultural history, prehistory, social systems, and more.

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  • Voracious Evolution

    Discoveries of more complete remains of cartilagenous fishes have shed new light on the prehistory of sharks and their relatives.

  • Sociable Killers

    New studies of the white shark (aka great white) show that its social life and hunting strategies are complex

  • Sharks: Man-Eaters and Others

    With suggestions that Americans turn to economic account some of the smaller species of the Atlantic Coast

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The Fate of the Rash Platybelodon

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54-Million-Year-Old Skull Reveals Surprises about Early Evolution of Primate Brains

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  • Rad Toys

    Science toys you can build or buy for you and the other kids in your life.

  • Best Things in Life

    Where to find Natural History archives and other free stuff

  • The Third R

    With the spotlight on ’rithmetic, there are now free online sites where you can practice your math skills.

  • Pain in the Knee

    Alternatives to surgery for treating joint pain from arthritis

Recent Stories

Satellite monitoring and networks of instruments on the ground can detect, but not predict, volcanic eruptions.

Doing something about the weather is no longer just talk.

Neuroscientists are beginning to understand the connections.

The long-dormant site of Spain’s first environmental protest in 1888, revisited.