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Sep. 12, 2014

Keeping an Eye on Eruptions Around the World

At least 20 volcanoes are probably erupting as you read these words.

A Jovian Moon With Earth-Like Tectonics

The icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa may undergo processes similar to plate tectonics on Earth.

Understanding the Urban Ecosystem

Researchers say road salt and dissolving concrete have contributed to increased salinization in urban streams.

Can Conservation Efforts Save the Birds?

A look at the effects of conservation efforts and climate change on bird populations in North America.

After 40 Years, a Blue Whale Population Bounces Back

Blue whale populations are only a fraction of what they once were globally, but a California population has nearly made a comeback.

The Science of ‘Sameness’: Developing Generic Medications

As of 2010, generic drugs comprise almost 80 percent of the American pharmaceutical market, compared to 10 percent in 1960.

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Using paleoforensics, researchers recount the grim details of life and death at the the La Brea Tar Pits.

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