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Will the World's Largest Supercollider Spawn a Black Hole? (Op-Ed)
Illustration of a young black hole, such as the two distant dust-free quasars spotted recently by the Spitzer Space Telescope. <a href="">More photos of black holes of the universe</a>
February 10th, 2016
There's a concrete reason enormous particle accelerator experiments won't spawn black holes and end the world.
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To Prevent Another Dust Bowl, the US Must Sow the Right Seeds
Bluebunch wheatgrass for Steens Mountain Range
February 2nd, 2016
To prevent another Dust Bowl, don't plant the wrong seeds.
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Five Facts That Reveal a Warming Planet (Op-Ed)
Global Warming
February 1st, 2016
The Earth is getting hotter, people are causing it.
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Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?
The Christian Martyrs' Last Prayer by Gérôme
February 4th, 2016
Sure, complain about the music, but modern halftime shows are nothing compared to the horrors witnessed in ancient Rome.
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Gossip is a Social Skill — Not a Character Flaw
Cartoon women whispering, gossip
February 1st, 2016
Let’s face it: gossips get a bad rap.
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It's Not Your Fault You Sleep-In on Weekends (Op-Ed)
woman, insomnia, sleep, bed
January 30th, 2016
Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others.
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Want to Make a Volcano Explode? Just Add Heat
Santiaguito eruptions
January 28th, 2016
Love it when things go ka-blooey? Be sure you add a lot of heat.
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In a World With No Antibiotics, How Did Doctors Treat Infections?
Ancient bloodletting illustration
February 3rd, 2016
Alternative therapies have been used to treat infections since antiquity, but none are as reliably safe and effective as modern antimicrobial therapy.
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Energy Evolves as Fourth Industrial Revolution Looks to Nature (Op-Ed)
green energy, alternative energy sources, energy saving tips
February 1st, 2016
As we enter a fourth industrial revolution, business may turn sharply towards conservation.
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As the World Tackles Climate Change, is Meat Off the Table? (Op-Ed)
red meat, meat
January 29th, 2016
Can climate warming be reversed if diets continue to add more meat?
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