The Birth and Death of a Landscape
Environment:A trip to a Louisiana river delta reveals an ecosystem that is growing up.
The Queen of the Cumberland River
Animals:When I traveled south to research fire ants, I discovered a different kind of hive.
NASA Is Going to Dip This Cup Into the Sun’s Corona
Astronomy:A 2018 mission will send a probe to within 4 million miles of the sun.
Why the U.S. Military Is Into Bee Brain Surgery
Neuroscience:Bees might hold the secret to a new kind of nighttime navigation.
The Grand Collisions That Make Snownadoes & Arctic Sea Smoke
Lake-effect snow clearly visible over the Great LakesNASA Last December, State University of New York, Oswego, meteorologist Scott Steiger led an expedition into a snowstorm. The team called themselves OWLeS—the Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems. Researchers lofted weather balloons and tethered blimps into snowy clouds to gather temperature and humidity data. A trio of flatbed trucks […]