Science

Why We Don’t Recycle: Psychology is to Blame

by Alexandra Branscombe

Think of the last time you found a crumpled, discarded sheet of paper on the ground- did you recycle it, or throw it in the trash can? We would all

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225 Square Miles of Pristine Yosemite Forest Consumed by Fire

by Ali Berman

8,300 firefighters are working day and night to contain nearly 400 square miles of fire, a blaze that has quickly become one of California’s largest wildfires in history.

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Seen Any Monarch Caterpillars or Butterflies this Summer?

by Michael dEstries

Last year, much to the elation of my three-year-old, I discovered three monarch caterpillars crawling on a milkweed plant in our wildflower garden. We quickly gathered them up, placed them

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This is our Sharpest View of the Night Sky Ever

by Michael dEstries

A team of astronomers from around the world has created a new type of camera that captures the sharpest visible light images of our night sky yet. Developed over 20

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Study Finds that Red Meat May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s

by Megan Thompson

Sorry meat-lovers. A new study has found diets high in red meat may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Through brain scans of Alzheimer’s patients, researchers found that iron buildup

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Calling All Nemos: Using Human-like Animals for Conservation

by Alexandra Branscombe

Smokey the Bear, Bambie, and Nemo- all of these fictitious animals have something in common. First, they are all anthropomorphized- they have the attribution of human characteristics, emotion, and behavior.

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Ex Trainer Works to End Mysterious East Coast Dolphin Deaths

by Megan Thompson

As the bodies of dozens of dolphins continue to wash ashore across the east coast, researchers are scrambling to pinpoint the cause of these tragic deaths and take whatever steps are necessary to save the Atlantic dolphin populations.

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