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    A fresh look at Mount St. Helens

    Just a stone’s throw north of Mount St. Helens, the oddly hummocky terrain is covered with a patchwork of vegetation and small ponds. Sediment-rich rivers thread through and meander across floodplains once hidden beneath lush, tall forests. Although harshly pruned in the recent past, the region’s tree of life is beginning to sprout with vigor.

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    04/09/2010 - 16:05 Earth & Environment
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    Energy forest

    Thickets of microscopic silicon wires can dramatically boost the storage capacity of batteries, at least in the lab.

    Lithium-ion batteries power most modern portable gadgets. During use, lithium ions detach from carbon sheets in an anode and migrate to a cathode. During recharge, the lithium ions make the opposite trip.

    A carbon anode can accommodate about one lithium ion for...

    01/08/2008 - 14:56 Technology
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    Agents of Metastasis: Four proteins conspire in breast cancer spread

    While scientists have made significant progress in finding and combating the perpetrators of cancer growth, they've had less success in nailing down the proteins that facilitate the spread, or metastasis, of cancer.

    Scientists working with mice have now demonstrated that four proteins appear to work in concert to both grow and spread tumor cells. The proteins had turned up previously in...

    04/11/2007 - 12:56 Biomedicine
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    Little Ancestor, Big Debate: Tiny islanders' identity sparks dispute

    New measurements bolster the 2-year-old claim that fossils of a half-size human ancestor found on the Indonesian island of Flores represent a new species, Homo floresiensis.

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    07/12/2006 - 13:11 Anthropology
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    Science News of the Year 2003

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    12/16/2003 - 12:27 Humans & Society
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    Science News of the Year 2003

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    12/16/2003 - 12:27 Humans & Society
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    Science News of the Year 2002

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    12/17/2002 - 10:06
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    Science News of the Year 2002

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    12/17/2002 - 10:06
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    Science News of the Year 2001

    The year 2001 will be remembered sadly for a single date: Sept. 11. The horrific loss of lives to terrorism on that day overshadows all earlier events of the year. The fear instilled on Sept. 11 was soon exacerbated by bioterrorism, as anthrax spores sent through the mail caused additional deaths and provided a threat that seemed it might reach into any home or workplace. People immediately...

    12/19/2001 - 11:55
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    Ancient Quake, Modern Danger?

    01/02/1993 - 00:00