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One of the world's largest volcanic systems sits below Yellowstone National Park, and although the volcano is unlikely to blow soon, interest in such an event is erupting throughout popular media.
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Salt mass-produced by Maya
Egg-laying dinosaurs
Seeing earthquakes from space
Mammals not out of Africa
Peaks of eternal light on the moon
Revising the asteroid threat scale
Double-crossing the core
New seasonal hurricane prediction

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Coal-mining-induced earthquakes
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Rather than shooting out information en masse, scientists need target only a handful of U.S. leaders to influence national science policy decisions.
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Water Woes: Predictable But Not Inevitable
With forethought, decision-makers and scientists can work together to mitigate the hydrologic impacts of development.
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Nicholas H. Tibbs

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Maps: New view of North America

On the Web: Yellowstone and dinosaurs

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Luis and Walter Alvarez propose an impact explanation for the dinosaurs’ demise.

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Three Jurassic sauropod dinosaurs come to life in these DinoMorph models that replicate their appearances and movements based on the latest in paleontology. Apatosaurus and Diplodocus (left) are stretching to reach the head height of the giant Brachiosaurus. Such models are valuable for documentaries and movies seeking to portray the ancient creatures. Image courtesy of Kent A. Stevens, University of Oregon.
Read more about the making of dinosaurs for the small screen on page 30.
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