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growing the citified tree

Not every urban tree finds a home amid asphalt and concrete.

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the little things that run the Earth

From clams and climate to human health, microbes rule.

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When a warrior can’t go it alone

It’s their job to go where no one should have to go. To see what no one should have to see.

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a blood test for breast cancer

Suzanne Tabbaa envisions the day when a routine blood test would catch breast cancer.

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Defining the Wind

How do you tune a huge turbine to the forces of nature and help deploy the next generation of green-energy machines?

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Can art heal?

Health and nature has been an ongoing theme in Ellen Vincent’s life.

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A pestilence of pigweed

Spreading hundreds of thousands of seeds, one plant can doom a crop. Where is its weakness?

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The chemistry of math

Making and modeling better membranes could help unclog pharmaceutical pipelines.

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The Mysterious Case of the Renegade Receptor

No, this won’t be another long lecture about eating your vegetables, worthy as that theme might be. This is a mystery story. A whodunit.

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a pipe full of star power

Five years ago, Chad Sosolik came back from Washington with a crazy idea. Look what followed him home.

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