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Articles by Joel Shurkin

Fish expend energy metabolizing drugs and personal products in fresh water.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The image shows a flight simulator with a cockpit with controls, as well as a set of screens with a pilot's view of the plane's surroundings.

Researchers are learning how to train pilots for the unexpected.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Rainstorms deposit sediment that hampers the effects of sunlight on lakes and rivers.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Remembering Joseph Weber, whose failure to detect gravitational waves helped lead to their discovery.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The temperature at which champagne is stored determines what comes out of the bottle.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Scientists differ on how many nomad plants roam the galaxy.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Analysis of dinosaur fossils showed that some parents warmed their eggs with body heat.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Canadians are changing how they say words -- and so are many Americans.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Scientists use oceanography technology to find the wrecks of World War II aircraft.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The implications for human reproduction beyond Earth are unclear.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor