Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights

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Sugar Sweetens Battery Performance
Sugar is piled up into dunes, with more sugar raining down on top.
August 29th, 2014
Batteries will soon get the energy boost from sugar that we do.
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Suicide is Not 'Unavoidable' (Op-Ed)
August 29th, 2014
Despite persistent cultural misconceptions, nearly half of U.S. adults suffer from a mental illness during their lifetime.
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Wind Power Has Soared, But is It About to Crash? (Op-Ed)
wind farm, wind power, green energy
August 28th, 2014
The U.S. wind power industry is booming, but a new report suggests it could be about to collapse.
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Race is a Social Concept, Not a Scientific One (Op-Ed)
August 29th, 2014
There is no science in race.
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3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Arachnids That Live on Your Face
Demodex folliculorum, arachnids, human face
August 28th, 2014
Demodex mites are microscopic arachnids (relatives of spiders and ticks) that live in and on the skin of mammals – including humans.
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Dramatic Dam Breach Makes Mining Risks Obvious (Op-Ed)
Proposed location of Pebble Mine, Bristol Bay threats
August 27th, 2014
When a mining-waste dam rated for 100 years fails in 17, the impact is far more than local.
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Personalized Medicine Will Be 'One Size Fits Most' (Op-Ed)
Individual medical treatment
August 27th, 2014
Personalized medicine is the ability to tailor therapy to an individual patient so that, as it’s often put, the right treatment is given to the right patient at the right time. But just how personal is it?
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Tree Infesting Insects Love the City Heat (Op-Ed)
gloomy scales, beetle
August 28th, 2014
We can start watching urban ecosystems for problem insects and using that information to stand forewarned about future ecological changes in natural areas.
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To Eliminate River Sludge, Modern Tech Is Key (Video)
Altamaha river pollution
August 27th, 2014
After 60 years, will technology and a lawsuit finally bring clear waters to Georgia's Altamaha river?
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