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The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

Just look at this crazy deep-ocean power source

Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

Sure, there's plenty you can do with leftovers: foist them on your office mates or turn them into casserole.<p>But if you're a big food waste generator like a hospital or a supermarket, your scraps usually go to the landfill to rot.<p>In Massachusetts, that's about to change, as the state prepares to …

Despite Rockets and Tunnels, Israeli Farmers Remain Hopeful

KIBBUTZ EIN HASHLOSHA -- For Danny Cohen of Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, it is hope that keeps the 50-year-old farmer living on the Gaza border.<p>Originally from Argentina, Cohen is the head of the kibbutz's emergency response team and is among the 60 kibbutz members who have remained on the kibbutz …

Israel Brings Journalists Into Hamas Tunnels To Showcase Underground Threat

NEW YORK -- Israel has opened up a new front in the Gaza media war by allowing foreign journalists into Hamas-built tunnels running under its border.<p>The media tours have provided a new perspective on the three-week military conflict, while also drawing criticism that Israel may be exaggerating the …

Israel: Ball 'is in 'Hamas' court'

Hamas and Israel blamed one another for the lack of a cease-fire in a conflict that has left more than 1,200 people dead, raising questions about just what it will take to end the fighting in Gaza.<p>The violence continued Wednesday morning, when Israeli forces shelled the Abu Hussein School in …

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

First Glimpse of Higgs Bosons at Work Revealed

An extremely rare collision of massive subatomic particles could reveal the nuts and bolts of how the subatomic particles called Higgs bosons impart …

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