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Digital sound archives can bring extinct birds (briefly) back to life

Hannah Hunter, Queen's University, Ontario When people think of extinct animals, they may picture taxidermy, skeletons, 19th-century illustrations or...

Why can’t we throw all our trash into a volcano and...

Emily Johnson, US Geological Survey Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

What’s the record for how long it’s ever rained without stopping?

Lynn McMurdie, University of Washington and Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik, Washington State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have...

The EPA is banning chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on food...

Gina Solomon, University of California, San Francisco On Aug. 18, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it...

Who owns the beach? It depends on state law and tide...

Thomas Ankersen, University of Florida As Americans flock to beaches this summer, their toes are sinking into some of...

What makes the world’s biggest surfable waves?

Sally Warner, Brandeis University On Feb. 11, 2020, Brazilian Maya Gabeira surfed a wave off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal, that was 73.5 feet tall....

Why would anyone want to sit on a plane for over...

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University Recently Qantas announced plans to conduct test flights from New York and London to Sydney and two other Australian cities. If...

Lava, ash flows, mudslides and nasty gases: Good reasons to respect...

Brittany Brand, Boise State University Volcanoes are beautiful and awe-inspiring, but the ongoing eruption of Kilauea on Hawaii’s Big Island is showing how dangerous these...

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Will women vote for women in 2018? It depends on if...

Leah Ruppanner, University of Melbourne; Christopher Stout, Oregon State University, and Kelsy Kretschmer, Oregon State University The 2018 elections promise to be the “Year of...