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A harmless virus engineered to carry a key Ebola gene creates effective immunity.
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I bet this is one that anti-vaxxers will want.
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The latest  keeping tabs on how much methane leaks to the atmosphere from fracking activities.
Researchers converged on Dallas-Fort Worth to track fugitive methane.
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Even after a 220,000-year break, the caldera can get rolling in just a few years.
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On this Pluto-filled day, take a moment for Mars. It's lonely.
Early Mars may have been a bit more like early Earth.
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Researchers find out how a crow's brain recognizes numbers.
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Shot a new GigaPan yesterday, of the crazy Chimney Bluffs on Lake Ontario.
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A 50 percent boost in rice, with methane dropping by 90 percent.
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Three teams take home cash for their pH sensors.
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I went to the Heartland Institute's conference for climate "skeptics". Here's what it was like.
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My Mom is one of them, to the point she mocked herself out of several multi decade friendships by making fun idiots who believe in climate change. It's just astonishing.
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Researchers worked out how glaciers are producing seismic booms heard 'round the world.
Calving icebergs squish glaciers and pull on the Earth.
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But there's plenty of opportunities for errors to cause contamination.
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Every once in a while, it's good to celebrate "Thank Goodness We Did Something To Protect the Ozone Layer Day".
We’re already much better off for cutting ozone-destroying CFCs.
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science writer, community college educator, hydrogeologist
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  • Ars Technica
    Freelance Science Contributor, 2011 - present
  • Madison Area Technical College
    Earth Science Instructor, 2010 - 2013
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
    Hydrogeologist, 2011 - 2013
  • Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
    Hydrogeologist, 2011 - 2013
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slightly differentiated from the legion as Scott K. Johnson
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Hydrogeology, 2008 - 2010
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Geology, Environmental Studies, 2004 - 2008