Science

6:38am

Tue August 14, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

Designing Yourself

Robert Krulwich delivers the commencement address at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, on June 2.
Jason P. Smith College of the Atlantic

1:31am

Mon August 13, 2012
Joe's Big Idea

Summer Science: What's A Meteor Shower?

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 2:23 am

In this photo released by SkyandTelescope.com, a Perseid meteor flashes across the constellation Andromeda on Aug. 12, 1997.
Rick Scott and Joe Orman AP

2:01pm

Fri August 10, 2012

1:22pm

Fri August 10, 2012
Science

New Hardworking Oxidant Punches The Clock 24/7

The characteristic fog that surrounds the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina may in part be a result of a newly discovered chemical reaction.
Justin Gunter Flickr – Creative Commons

It’s long been thought that sulfur dioxide emissions from things like coal-burning power plants need to react in sunlight to make sulfuric acid in the atmosphere. But a new discovery suggests there might be more to the story.

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9:40am

Fri August 10, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

Giant Crumpled Paper Drops From The Sky, Lands On Hill In New Zealand

Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 2:04 pm

Gibbs Farm

You are standing in a park in New Zealand. You look up at the top of a hill, and there, balanced on the ground, looking like it might catch a breeze and blow away, is a gigantic, rumpled piece of paper.

Except ... one side of it, the underside, is ... not there. You can see the sky, clouds, birds where there should be paper, so what is this?

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