Science writing

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Science writing

  • Mystery of the Corkscrew Seals

    Mystery of the Corkscrew Seals

    animals, features, narrative, science, wildlife

    It struck at midnight. The two harbor seal pups were swimming in six feet of water, less than 90 feet from shore when it happened. When the animals washed up dead on the beach, their bizarre wounds revealed they were the latest victims of a mysterious seal killer in the waters around Sable Island, Nova Scotia.

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  • To Bee or Not To Bee

    To Bee or Not To Bee

    All, animals, environment, features, narrative, science, wildlife

    A bumblebee species hasn't been seen in decades. Has everyone just been looking in the wrong place?

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  • Molecular Detective Work

    Molecular Detective Work

    All, animals, environment, features, science, wildlife

    Environmental scientists are increasingly using stable isotopes to gain insight into animal behavior.

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  • Join the Hunt for E.T.

    Join the Hunt for E.T.

    All, science, shorts and departments

    Is there anybody out there? This citizen science project aims to find out.

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  • DIY Telescopes

    DIY Telescopes

    All, science, shorts and departments

    Build your own telescope? Done. Attend a convention of other telescope makers?

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  • CSI Wildlife

    CSI Wildlife

    All, animals, environment, science, shorts and departments, wildlife

    When wildlife managers need to know if an animal died by foul play, they turn to the National Wildlife Health Center.

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  • A Good Turn

    A Good Turn

    All, climate change, energy, environment, rivers, science, shorts and departments, wildlife

    A new hydropower turbine saves fish. But will industry use it?

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  • Rediscovering Hydropower

    Rediscovering Hydropower

    All, climate change, energy, environment, rivers, science

    Can hydropower be environmentally friendly? New technologies offer power without killing rivers.

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  • Spotlights flip the switch on an evolutionary arms race

    Spotlights flip the switch on an evolutionary arms race

    All, animals, environment, science, shorts and departments, wildlife

    Humans short-circuit the bat-moth evolutionary arms race every time they turn on a porch light,.

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