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    The Birth and Death of a Landscape

    A trip to a Louisiana river delta reveals an ecosystem that is growing up.

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    Los Angeles Should Be Buried

    A day in the war between the city and its mountains.

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    The Queen of the Cumberland River

    When I traveled south to research fire ants, I discovered a different kind of hive.

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    NASA Is Going to Dip This Cup Into the Sun’s Corona

    A 2018 mission will send a probe to within 4 million miles of the sun.

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    Why the U.S. Military Is Into Bee Brain Surgery

    Bees might hold the secret to a new kind of nighttime navigation.

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    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 […]