VOLUME 103 | NUMBER 4 | July 2015
A ceramic sculptor brings ocean conservation issues to the surface.
Can warning drivers of traffic jams make congestion worse? Can closing roads make it better? Mathematically yes, but real-world confirmation is hard to find.
Tracking their subjects by satellite, biologists learn when sharks migrate, where they go, and how they use magnetic clues on the ocean floor for navigation.
A mission intended to last a mere four years has extended into a decades-long journey to interstellar space.
A brief review of The House of Owls by Dianne Timblin.
A brief review of Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail, by Emily Buehler.
A brief excerpt of Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia, by Lindsey A. Freeman.
The epidemic may be waning, but the social and ecological context that brought it about remains.
Supersized container ships are forcing costly infrastructure changes, including rebuilding the famed span between New Jersey and Staten Island.
Motorized sculptures may represent our best chance for exploring the surfaces of other worlds.
Slaves brought plant knowledge with them that remains in communities of African descent in the New World.
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