Jacob Keddy

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How Fast Can A Human Run?

Changing Planet<p>Every four years, the premier event at the summer Olympics is the 100 meter dash, the swift sprint that you can literally miss by sneezing. In the past two summer games in London and Beijing, the man who won the race was the Jamaican phenom Usain Bolt. Bolt quickly earned the …

Tips on How to Become a Fossil

Pick your burial spot carefully if you want future paleontologists to find you.<p><b>Earlier this summer, on a break from scraping Jurassic stone off dinosaur bones at an eastern Utah quarry, I wandered through the fantastical landscape of Arches National Park. While following the short Park Avenue</b> …

Will Your Next Burger Come From a Petri Dish?

The first lab-grown hamburger was served this week. Is this the future of meat?<p><b>Would you eat beef grown in a petri dish? It may sound unappetizing, but when tasters bit into the world's first lab-grown hamburger at a London press conference on Monday, they declared it "close to meat."</b><p>To learn more …

Amaranth: Another Ancient Wonder Food, But Who Will Eat It?

An ancient, nutritious crop might make a comeback in Oaxaca.<p><b>Grown by the Aztecs and then all but eliminated in the Spanish conquest, the ancient crop amaranth may become the next quinoa. Advocates hope amaranth can help Mexicans eat healthier, better connect to their roots, and lessen their impact</b> …

Why Sinkholes Open Up

Get the science behind sinkholes and which areas are more prone to them.<p><b>Last night a sinkhole opened beneath a central Florida resort, collapsing one three-story building and pulling another slowly into the ground.</b><p>An estimated 35 guests escaped unharmed as the 50-foot (15-meter) wide, 15-foot …

Subway Shark One of Many Exotic NYC Animals

Parakeets, bats, and even coyotes have visited the Big Apple.<p><b>Subway riders on New York City's N train found a fishy surprise on Wednesday: a dead shark riding with them on their daily commute.</b><p>No one knows how the still-wet, smelly carcass got there, but before Metro Transit Authorities removed the …

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One Way China is Getting Serious About Climate Change

Changing Planet<p>One catch-22 of climate change has always been that it’s a global problem that must be addressed locally. Global governments won’t agree on action until individual nations have a plan. And individual nations are reluctant to make a plan until the rest of world takes the plunge too. …