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  • Surveying the oft-snubbed (and very cool) spider with citizen scientists

    Surveying the oft-snubbed (and very cool) spider with citizen scientists

    Volunteers at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's Colorado Spider Survey help scientists gather important data by roaming nooks and crannies across the state, finding and cataloguing Colorado's myriad spiders.

  • What should we do with our blink of time?

    What should we do with our blink of time?

    Natural history teaches us how rapidly and irrevocably the world can change -- a fact we should bear in mind as we enter the new, human-dominated era some scientists call the Anthropocene.

  • Washington's Hanford Reservation and nuclear plant may lie on faults

    Washington's Hanford Reservation and nuclear plant may lie on faults

    Brian Sherrod, a government paleoseismologist, believes cities and infrastructure in eastern Washington may be far more earthquake-prone than previously realized.

  • Bridging American Indian students' scientific achievement gap

    Bridging American Indian students' scientific achievement gap

    Educator Michael Ceballos breaks down the barriers keeping young Native Americans from careers in science.

  • Between the grims and the grins

    Between the grims and the grins

    We will need humility as well as technology to triumph over climate change.

  • Good night, sweet trees

    Good night, sweet trees

    A scientist sees a Shakespearean tragedy unfold in the West’s dying aspen forests, victims of climate change.

  • A scientist's view of change

    A scientist's view of change

    In Of Rock and Rivers, Ellen Wohl, a geomorphologist, reads the story behind the Western landscape.

  • Renewables: The Final Frontier

    Renewables: The Final Frontier

    Vaclav Smil is a historian who exemplifies Vulcan-style logic and skepticism when it comes to easy solutions to energy problems.

  • Science under glass

    Science under glass

    Researchers are using Arizona’s Biosphere 2 to study how plant communities affect the movement of water.

  • The collected Sierra Nevada

    The collected Sierra Nevada

    Meteorologist Hal Klieforth has collected a lifetime of knowledge – and a museum’s worth of artifacts – from years spent exploring the Sierra Nevada.

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