Susan Pelletier

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Boy missing since 1940 ID'd at shuttered Florida boys school

On their deathbeds — her father's in the 1960s and her mother's in the 1980s — Ovell Krell's parents made her promise she'd never stop looking for her brother.<p>"Will you find Owen and bring him back?" she recalls her dad asking.<p>"I'll try until the day I die, Daddy," she replied.<p>After more than seven …

Top 5 Space Stories of 2013! - The Countdown #38

NASA's Plan To Deal With Pesky Moon Dust

A space dust buster<p>The Problem<p>Moon dust is dangerous. Each mote is like a tiny shard of glass—there’s no wind or rain to soften the edges of lunar soil. During the Apollo missions, it jammed equipment and got stuck in the seals of space suits, causing a serious loss of pressure. Martian dust poses …

New York Botanical Garden Digitizes Biodiversity History

More than 2 million plants are now online.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>There's a trove of biodiversity information out there, but much of it is locked in natural history collections. To make all this plant data more accessible, the New York Botanical Garden—one of the four largest herbariums in …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>