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Hunters or Hunted? Wolves vs. Mountain Lions

Wolves are coursing, social predators that operate in packs to select disadvantaged prey in open areas where they can test their prey’s condition. Mountain lions are solitary, ambush predators that select prey opportunistically (i.e., of any health) in areas where slopes, trees, boulders, or other …

Cape Wind Deadline: Headwinds for Offshore Turbines

The drive for clean energy collides with concern over cost and clear views of the horizon.<p><b>By now, 130 turbines were supposed to be turning above the shallow area of Nantucket Sound known as Horseshoe Shoal. But nothing is there to capture the power of December’s winds, except perhaps for the wings</b> …

Heads Up to Invasive Pests: Poison Mice Falling From the Sky

When all else fails to wipe out invasive snakes, rats, or wasps, a barrage of poison bait from helicopters might do the trick.<p><b>Earlier this week, scientists led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture dropped 2,000 mice—dead and stuffed with Tylenol—over the island of Guam.</b><p>The hail of mice is part of …

While U.S. Probes Tesla, What You Should Know About Car Fires

There's a car fire every three minutes in the United States. And most of them are not due to crashes.<p><b>Tesla Motors' Model S sedan began 2013 with the distinction of becoming Motor Trend's Car of the Year—a first for an electric car. (See related, “Tesla Motors' Success Gives Electric Car Market a</b> …

Scientist Solves Mystery of Green Lightning, Says It's Surprisingly Common

Eerie flashes of green lightning happen often in thunderstorms--but usually stay hidden in clouds.<p><b>In May 2008, Chile's Chaiten volcano violently erupted, spewing out clouds of dirty ash and illuminating the dark sky with a most unusual kind of lightning.</b><p><b>Photographer Carlos Gutierrez captured the</b> …