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This bitter dispute set the stage for the modern weather forecast.
Why scientists question the longstanding plan to merge the Dead Sea and the Red Sea.
From steam to ice, water continues to mystify.
The chemist tells us why water is wet.
These tiny swirls of fluid live, die, reproduce, and spark turbulence.
In Tibet, a geologist learns how folk stories may record actual catastrophes.
A climate scientist asks whether nature can save us from ourselves.
Fat Johnny Little and Salty Salt Sue make a break for the desert.
In the Australian outback, the future of drought has come early.
The surprising performance and physics of the fish kick.
A journey to the underwater volcanoes where life may have erupted.
California is thirsty. The state is in its fourth year of a drought that is especially severe, by any measure. For instance, an April 1 snowpack measurement, a key indicator of surface-water…Read More
The day that conservation biologist Joshua Drew, his two students, and I arrive in the Fijian village of Nagigi, the wind is blowing so hard that the coconut palms are bent sideways. “Trade…Read More
While researching my soon-to-be-released biography on John Horton Conway, an iconoclastic and very influential mathematician at Princeton, I organized a research trip to his native England. We…Read More
John Horton Conway, a Fellow of the Royal Society who hails from Princeton via Cambridge, England, is notorious for many things—perhaps most for his promiscuous curiosity and his lifelong…Read More