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vol. 51, no. 3
18 Drilling Back to the
A new Antarctic project will drill
into the frozen southern continent to uncover its climate secrets.
Ross D. Powell, Robert M. DeConto and David Pollard
24 Earths Fickle Climate:
Lessons Learned From Deep-Time Ice Ages
Although Earths ice is largely
isolated at its poles, the planet is technically in an ice age a condition
that Earth has experienced in different ways many times throughout its history.
Isabel Montañez and G.S. (Lynn) Soreghan
Deep-Time Climate Is Here: A Comment
28 Ice Hunter: Q&A With
talks with a glaciologist who travels the world in search of ice and its past.
30 Arctic Amplification
Earths northern latitudes provide
early warning for global climate change.
Evolution Lessons From Infectious Diseases
Evolutionary biology is pivotal
to scientists who are fighting to prevent disease.
Carl Bergstrom and Marc Lipsitch
8 NEWS NOTES
Gassy eruption in Oklahoma *
Great lakes of Antarctica *
Young planets collide *
Starry lens *
Marine critters record global warming *
Soaking up carbon *
Uncovering ancient harbors *
Real-world fuel economy test *
Liftoff for New Horizons
17 POLITICAL SCENE
Fueling Americas Innovation Now
U.S. policy-makers are trying
to spur the country into another Sputnik moment, of rapid advancement in basic research and development.
Less clouds, more haze for China
Highlighting landslide risk
38 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Global Water Supply Takes Some Heat
Changing temperatures could
change when and how much water from mountains is available for the worlds
40 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Students Sink Into the Edmund Fitzgerald
New models are revealing
the conditions that sank a legendary Great Lakes freighter and in the
process teaching students about weather.
44 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Turmoil in Latin America
Mineral Resource of the Month: Dimension Stone
Antarctica through the eyes of writers and artists
TV: Brewing intelligent design
Books: Trapped in the ice: A review of Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum
On the Web: Stardust at home
Patrick Leahy: Traversing boundaries
3, 1879: U.S. Geological Survey Created
Congress establishes a national geological survey to promote exploration
and development in the western United States.
60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Can You Hear Me
Oh, what a difference 100 years makes for intrepid Antarctic explorers
communicating with the outside world.
6 Letters: Perspectives
34 Where on Earth?
55 Classifieds: Career
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