News Shorts *
TB or not TB *
Long-lost Siberian crater found? *
Federal climate change initiative under the gun * Roo roots *
New methane-munching bacteria discovered * Genetics supports one main migration to Americas *
Plate tectonics on a planet far, far away *
Mica sheets: bed for early life? *
Shining light on rogue waves *
Still mushy after all these years *
More answers — and questions — about carbon storage *
Mantle gas points to geothermal energy *
Mineral resource of the month: peat
59 A COMMENT ON...
Improving Evolution Education
The United States leads Western nations in ignorance about evolution. One way to remedy this situation is for geologists to get more involved in writing and editing textbooks.
60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Another One Bites the Dust
Technology is great. But important life skills — such as spelling, doing math and now, giving directions — are being lost as computers, calculators and GPS devices take over. Beware: You may lose your sense of culture.
Lisa A. Rossbacher
4 FROM THE EDITOR
5 LETTERS: Perspectives
6 WHERE ON EARTH?
42 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
When two mysterious clays appeared to cure disfiguring bacterial ulcers, geologists were called in to figure just how these clays worked, and to see if other clays could cure similar diseases.
On the Web: A Face for Science: www.SciVee.tv
Books: Author Phillip Manning Details the Finding of Dakota in Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissue and Hard Science
50 CLASSIFIEDS: Career
February 2, 1923: Leaded gasoline goes on sale
57 DOWN TO EARTH WITH...
Geophysicist and Polar Researcher Robin Bell
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