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September 14, 2011

 

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Could An Earthquake Separate California From The Rest Of The US?

Some believe a large earthquake is going to send California careening into the Pacific. But is any of this based on scientific fact?

September 18, 2009

 

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Bird Communication Through Song

Bird song is lovely to hear, a romantic addition to any landscape, but what exactly does it mean? We'll find out, on today's Moment of Science.

August 19, 2009

 

Damage from 2008 Sichuan earthquake

How To Keep Buildings From Falling During Earthquakes

During earthquakes, why is it that some buildings tumble to the ground, while others stand tall?

December 12, 2006

 

two ancient bristlecone pine trees

Bristlecone Pines

We all know that some trees can live for hundreds of years. What about thousands of years?

October 2, 2006

 

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Want to Be Smart? Read

Define the word, "obtuse." The more you've read, the more likely you are to know the meaning of that and other relatively bookish words.

September 27, 2003

 

Sea Otter Sickness

Unfortunately, like many of today’s wildlife creatures, sea otters off the coast of California are dying off, and the problem may be felines.

September 27, 2003

 

Smoke on the Wildflower

Wildfires destroy enormous areas of forest every year. However, after forest fires, some plants manage to grow back at accelerated speeds.

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