Archive: 11/21/2013

How waste wood works for forests

At first glance, they may look lush and green, but many of the nation's forests also are chock-full of brush—often, invasive species and disease-transmitting biomass—just waiting for a spark. "One of ...

Nov 21, 2013
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Why gender diversity in research matters

Despite making huge strides, women scientists seeking to climb the career ladder still face many barriers. Raising awareness of these issues within the scientific community is part of the steps needed to ...

Nov 21, 2013
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Shocking recording of elephant slaughter

The Wildlife Conservation Society released a powerful video today that features shocking audio of an elephant being shot and killed by ivory poachers in Central Africa. The video is part of WCS's 96 Elephants campaign – ...

Nov 21, 2013
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'Heaven and hell' in the serpent's tail

Renowned University of Arizona astrophotographer and astronomy educator Adam Block has taken this photograph of glowing, colorful beauty shimmering behind a dark cloud of dust and gas in the constellation ...

Nov 21, 2013
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