By Max G. Levy
Every living thing on Earth owes its life to a single process that arose billions of years ago: photosynthesis. Now, scientists are mimicking it to help reduce our fossil-fuel dependence that drives global warming.
When Stephanie DeLuca started college, she had her heart set on becoming a geneticist. She wanted to learn how small differences in gene structure sometimes results in the development of disease. Now, DeLuca is a legislative assistant and focuses on health care and disability policy.
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What's the Deal With Climate Change?
By Jeffrey Deakin
You’ve heard that the world is warming, and that this trend is driven mainly by rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. But do you know why CO2 and climate change are so closely connected?
Why a Pennsylvania Town Has Been Burning For 60 Years
By Brian Rohrig
At its peak, the former coal town of Centralia, Pa., was home to about 2,000 residents. But a dangerous fire started in an old mine, putting lives at risk. Condemned in the ’90s, the ghost town is still on fire.
Science Solves the Mystery of an Ancient, Deadly Ritual
By Wynne Parry
In a once-thriving ancient city, Roman priests used to lead bulls to a “gate to the underworld,” where the animals would mysteriously collapse and die. After 2,000 years, we now know what really killed the bulls.