Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights

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Learning from Earth's Smallest Ecosystems (Kavli Hangout)
April 24th, 2015
Peering into the planet's tiniest ecosystems, under rocks and in our guts.
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Songbirds Emerge for Spring, But Is the Timing Off? (Essay)
Gray catbirds, global warming, climate change
April 23rd, 2015
Spring is here, but subtle shifts in timing are having not-so-subtle impacts on wildlife.
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Elephant Contraception? How a Vaccine is Replacing Sharpshooters (Op-Ed)
elephants, endangered species, culling, conservation
April 21st, 2015
Instead of sharpshooters, a sterilizing vaccine is now helping bring elephant populations under control.
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Battle Lines Drawn Around the Legality of 'Killer Robots'
U.S. Navy drone aboard aircraft carrier.
April 24th, 2015
While the LAWS debate in Geneva was deeper and richer than previous discussions, key definitions – which are needed to word a protocol to restrict them – remain unclear and up for continued debate.
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From Crisis to Myth: The Packaging Waste Problem (Op-Ed)
Trash truck at landfill
April 22nd, 2015
While trash bags floating down streams still cause environmental headaches, packaging has not become the landfill headache Americans once feared.
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Peering Inside 'Smart Bandages' (Photos)
smart bandage, band-aid, Charlie Heck, U.S. National Science Foundation, nsf, science nation,
April 21st, 2015
One day, 'smart bandages' will deliver drugs directly to your wounds.
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Making Sense of Scents: Why Odors Spark Memory (Podcast)
April 17th, 2015
What makes scent such a powerful tool to "transport" you back in time?
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Stunning Songbirds Return for Spring (Photos)
Blue Jay, climate change, spring
April 23rd, 2015
For many of us, spring has arrived when the songbirds return.
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10 Easy Ways to Help Wildlife, Every Day (Photos)
Lowland silverback gorilla zoo, earth day
April 22nd, 2015
Small actions at home can help wildlife around the Earth.
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Not Just a Band-Aid: How ‘Smart Bandages’ Will Change Medicine (Video)
smart bandage, band-aid, Charlie Heck, U.S. National Science Foundation, nsf, science nation,
April 21st, 2015
In a few years, you won't need to check under your Band-Aid to see how well that cut is healing.
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