Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights

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Stressed Out Mongooses Can't Cope with Baby Booms
Mongoose pup, parenting, stress
July 30th, 2014
A recent study investigates the relationship between stress hormones and parental care in the banded mongoose.
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Who Will Save Earth? The Ingenious Human Mind (Op-Ed)
Earth, blue marble, satellite image
July 30th, 2014
Humans are causing the climate to change, but we'll also be the ones to fix it.
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We Want Clean Power — Fight for It (Op-Ed)
Robert Young, energy, climate change
July 29th, 2014
The generation that would face the full effects of climate change needs to help lead the charge to prevent them.
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Explainer: Israel's Iron Dome Anti-Missile System
An Israeli Iron Dome missile is fired
July 30th, 2014
The breakdown of an initial ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas last weekend played out to a familiar soundtrack: air-raid sirens and the menacing hiss of incoming rocket fire, followed in many cases by Iron Dome missiles intercepting their targets
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Forest Loss and Climate: Empowering Communities Can Help (Op-Ed)
Deforested Awa tribal land
July 30th, 2014
When local peoples control their own land, they protect it.
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Hawaii's Climate Wipeout (Video)
hawaii, hawai'i, rising sea level, climate change, global warming
July 28th, 2014
Hawai'i faces the same risks from rising sea levels as other atolls and islands.
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Health Check: What’s Your Gut Feeling About Probiotics? (Op-Ed)
yogurt, probiotics, intestinal health
July 28th, 2014
You don’t usually have to look far to find news about the virtues of probiotics, but should you go out and seek probiotic-laden products to cultivate a healthier gut?
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Ohio Fire Disaster Spotlights Need for Fracking Info (Op-Ed)
Ohio fracking fire response
July 30th, 2014
With fracking chemicals kept secret, first responders are left in the dark.
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'Longitude' Prize Will Tackle Antibiotic Resistance
John Harrison, problem of longitude
July 29th, 2014
The British public voted for the £10m Longitude Prize to go towards funding scientific research to solve the urgent global problem of rising resistance to antibiotics.
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Are Kids Afraid of Nature? (Op-Ed)
scared, fear, fright, kids
July 28th, 2014
U.S. park rangers have observed that a fear of nature is growing in kids and adults.
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