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Currents blog - May 2012

A blog covering science news by Inside Science writers and editors

May 27 2012 - 3:45pm

This week's links include stories about agriculture, the Olympics, and cavities. Please read on.

May 23 2012 - 3:45pm

When I was applying to colleges, one application asked, "What is your favorite word?" The purpose of this post is to make a list of my most favorite words from science.

May 22 2012 - 3:15pm
Recently, Inside Science News Service published two stories on 3D printing (here are links to the first and the
May 11 2012 - 2:00pm

Geoengineering is a giant thought experiment, so far. The term refers to methods that might be used to purposely affect the climate and correct for the warming effects of greenhouse gases.

May 4 2012 - 4:30pm

There seems to be no shortage of available coverage about the upcoming "supermoon" event this Saturday, May 5, 2012. I've actually found it tough to avoid coverage about it, regardless of the medium.

Apr 27 2012 - 12:30pm

Quantum computers -- devices that operate according to the peculiar logic of the subatomic world -- promise to do things that even the world's fastest supercomputer can't do, such as break super-tough encryption codes in a fraction of the time  th

Apr 27 2012 - 11:00am

I am reporting from what has quickly become one of the largest science-related events in the country: the USA Science & Engineering Festival. This weekend marks the second installment of the festival; the first was held in October 2010.

Apr 19 2012 - 2:00pm

The huge glaciers in the Himalayan mountain system have been called the "water towers of Asia." They are immense reservoirs of water for the rivers that feed the world's most populated continent.

Apr 12 2012 - 1:15pm

A new analysis ranking the most influential scientific researchers and research papers of the year has been published.

Apr 6 2012 - 3:00pm

A recent story in "Soil Horizons" adds an interesting perspective to items someone working in a garden would likely remove and discard without a second thought: rusty iron nails and broken-down pieces of cement.

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