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  • Feature

    Big Fishing Yields Small Fish

    Sharks, billfish, cod, tuna and other fish-eating fish — the sea’s equivalents to lions on the Serengeti — dominated the marine world as recently as four decades ago. They culled sick, lame and old animals and kept populations of marine herbivores in check, preventing marine analogs of antelopes from overgrazing their environment.

    But the reign of large...

    03/25/2011 - 11:51
  • Feature

    Star Cents

    It will be the largest telescope ever launched into space, with a mirror that has about six times the light collecting area of Hubble’s. When the James Webb Space Telescope flies later this decade, its unparalleled infrared vision will record the flickers of the first stars and galaxies to light up the universe, in a mission that promises to rewrite astronomy textbooks. But for now, the 6.5-...

    03/25/2011 - 11:49
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    Backup Bees

    Farms of the future could offer some strange sights, and California isn’t a bad place to go searching for them. On the edge of a yet-to-be-planted field northwest of Bakersfield, for example, stands what looks like a white clothes closet that has run away from home.

    It’s a bee lock. Instead of keeping air from escaping, the way an air lock on a...

    03/25/2011 - 11:48
  • Science Future

    Science Future for April 9, 2011

    April 16 The American Museum of Natural History in New York City opens an exhibit exploring the world’s largest dinosaurs. Visit www.amnh.org

    April 22 Learn about the planet and its ecology at events around the country. Go to www.earthday.org

    April 28 Sample the science of chocolate at an evening of entertainment in Durham, N.C. See www.ncmls.org/visit/events

    03/25/2011 - 11:01
  • Science Past from the issue of April 8, 1961

    REMAKE VENUS ‘WEATHER’ — Man can land on the mystery planet Venus after making its air suitable for humans. This job could be done by dropping primitive plants into the planet’s atmosphere, then waiting for results. The primitive algae would remove the carbon dioxide believed to poison the air on Venus for humans. The result would be carbon and oxygen. Dr. Carl Sagan of the University...

    03/25/2011 - 11:01