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In Mozambique, a Living Laboratory for Nature’s Renewal

In Mozambique, a Living Laboratory for Nature’s Renewal

Wild dogs, apex predators missing from Gorongosa National Park for decades, have been reintroduced and are slowly making a comeback, part of an ongoing experiment in reviving the park ecosystem after years of devastating war.

Designing the Next Wave of Computer Chips

Designing the Next Wave of Computer Chips

Nanomaterials arranged on a chip before being cut into their final forms at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, Calif.

Ships Unearthed in Virginia Offer Glimpse of Colonial Era

Ships Unearthed in Virginia Offer Glimpse of Colonial Era

An 18th-century ship was discovered last month in Old Town Alexandria, Va., the fourth discovered in recent years within a two-block radius.

New Dive Into Old Data Finds Plumes Erupt From Jupiter’s Moon Europa

New Dive Into Old Data Finds Plumes Erupt From Jupiter’s Moon Europa

NASA’s Galileo spacecraft appears to have flown through a plume erupting from Jupiter’s moon Europa more than 20 years ago.

The Malaria Fighter

The Malaria Fighter

Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer has run the President's Malaria Initiative for the last eight years.

Friendly Foxes’ Genes Offer Hints to How Dogs Became Domesticated

Friendly Foxes’ Genes Offer Hints to How Dogs Became Domesticated

“The domestic dog is selected for so many different things,” said one researcher conducting the experiment. The fox is only selected for friendliness.

Laser

Laser

The United States Navy's laser weapon. It can be used to ablate, ignite or otherwise damage an air or sea target.

The Famine Ended 70 Years Ago, but Dutch Genes Still Bear Scars

The Famine Ended 70 Years Ago, but Dutch Genes Still Bear Scars

A victim of starvation during the Dutch famine of 1944-45. Women pregnant during the period gave birth to babies who were affected by health problems throughout their lives.

Eske Willerslev Is Rewriting History With DNA

Eske Willerslev Is Rewriting History With DNA

Dr. Eske Willerslev, director of the Center for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, earlier this month.

Silicon Valley’s Water Conservation Conundrum

Silicon Valley’s Water Conservation Conundrum

­“Silicon Valley has been talking about water technology since they started talking about clean tech, but there are no new big ideas,” said Joel Makower, the chairman and executive editor of the GreenBiz Group.

Review: ‘A Spirit of Charity’ Probes Struggle of Public Hospitals

Review: ‘A Spirit of Charity’ Probes Struggle of Public Hospitals

A Spirit of Charity: Restoring the Bond Between America and Its Public Hospitals. By Mike King. Secant. 352 pages. $26.95.

The Very First Animal Appeared Amid an Explosion of DNA

The Very First Animal Appeared Amid an Explosion of DNA

Creatures as diverse as the humpback whale and the ladybug all descend from the very first animal, which appeared hundreds of millions of years ago.

Finalists in NASA’s Spacecraft Sweepstakes: A Drone on Titan, and a Comet-Chaser

Finalists in NASA’s Spacecraft Sweepstakes: A Drone on Titan, and a Comet-Chaser

Dragonfly, a proposed dual-quadcopter lander that would explore Saturn’s moon, Titan, was one of two finalists in NASA’s New Frontiers competition.

Plan Bee: The Rise of Alternative Pollinators

Plan Bee: The Rise of Alternative Pollinators

Alfalfa leafcutter bees and their brood cells in a hut built by Jim Watts, who runs a business providing bees to farmers out of Ontario, Ore.

All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World

All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World

The distribution of the sweet potato plant has baffled scientists. How could the plant arise from a wild ancestor in the Americas and wind up on islands across the Pacific?


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