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The Strange Reappearance of the Once-Vanished Green Sea Turtle

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

How Earthquakes and Volcanoes Reveal the Beating Heart of the Planet

Your face looks fine. Trust me. But if you zoom in and take a time-lapse, you'll see a landscape in motion: zits erupting, pore-craters forming, …

Big Data Just Got Bigger as IBM’s Watson Meets the Encyclopedia of Life

After 2,000 years, the ultimate encyclopedia of life is at the cusp of a new data-driven era. A grant from the National Science Foundation has been …

Here's how California's legislature dealt with the 10 biggest issues this session

<b>What the legislation would do:</b> Two bills take differing approaches with regard to reforming the California Coastal Commission.<p>The bills include:<p>• AB 2002: Would declare anyone who uses "ex parte" meetings with commissioners to be registered as a lobbyist and bans the private meetings within 24 …

How Much More Can We Learn About the Universe? - Issue 40: Learning

As a cosmologist, some of the questions I hear most frequently after a lecture include: What lies beyond our universe? What is our universe expanding …

Meet the Zeptosecond, the Smallest Slice of Time Yet Recorded

Don’t even try to capture a zeptosecond using a run-of-the-mill stopwatch. This tiny slice of time is a fraction of a second—so small it is equal to …

K Street says social media are growing faster than traditional lobbying as way to influence Washington

Many K Street leaders view social media and digital advocacy, not traditional lobbying, as the fastest-growing segments of the influence industry, according to a recent survey of Washington lobbyists, lawyers, association executives and think tank leaders.<p>When asked about the next five years, the …