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Posts by Lindsay Patterson

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Interviews | Jun 20, 2011

Sheril Kirshenbaum on the science of kissing

What’s in a kiss? Kirshenbaum says there’s a lot more to it than just lips on lips.

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Interviews | Mar 12, 2011

Paul Wilson believes nuclear power is a good, safe choice

Nuclear scientist Paul Wilson explains why he believes nuclear energy should be a big part of our energy future.

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Interviews | Mar 12, 2011

Arjun Makhijani believes nuclear power is too costly and too risky

Arjun Makhijani has done studies to show how the U.S. could have low-carbon energy without nuclear power. He believes wind and solar energy would be cheaper and safer than nuclear power.

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Interviews | Feb 25, 2011

Jim Cane: Flower pastures for bees

Small fields planted with wildflowers especially to feed bees – called “bee pastures” – could be a way to revive declining bee populations.

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Interviews | Feb 25, 2011

Harold Wanless on sea level rise in South Florida

Wanless said that with projected sea level rise of 6 feet – the high end of projections – only 44% of South Florida’s developed area would still be above high tide by the end of this century.

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Interviews | Feb 18, 2011

Julia Clarke: Penguin ancestors didn’t wear black and white

Scientists discovered the fossilized remains of a species of penguin that lived 36 million years ago – and it turns out their feathers weren’t black and white.

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Interviews | Feb 04, 2011

Steve Brusatte on tyrannosaurs as small as dogs

The early ancestors of tyrannosaurus Rex were no bigger than you or me – about one-hundredth the size of the colossal dinosaur we know as T. Rex.

Blogs | Jan 23, 2011

Optical illusion video: You won’t believe your eyes

This award-winning video from Kokichi Sugihara of Japan uses visual tricks, not video editing, to appear to defy gravity.

Image Credit: David Riglar and Jacob Baum (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) with support from Cynthia Whitchurch and Lynne Turnbull (University of Technology, Sydney).
Blogs | Jan 20, 2011

Scientists catch malaria in the act of invading cells

Hundreds of millions of people contract malaria every year. New high resolution images show the mosquito-borne parasite in the act of breaking into a red blood cell.

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Interviews | Jan 19, 2011

Carl Haub on the graying of global population

Population experts believe 2011 is the year that Earth will come to have 7 billion human inhabitants. As population grows in this century, experts expect a greater percentage of older people than ever before.