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Articles by Joel Shurkin

When science and technology fail and only courage can win a battle.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Nasty weather can make map apps unreliable.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Scientists use cave spider populations to plot climate change and threats to species.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

How an angry encounter with a total stranger helped to identify the cause of Legionnaires’ disease.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Purple, Magic failed to give enough warning.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Elephants bring tourists and tourists bring money.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Efforts could help reproduce frankincense before natural sources disappear.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Drawing of alien invasion from "The War of the Worlds"

Beloved writer's work combines fantastical stories with social commentary.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Photo of people on an escalator

Now, how to convince commuters?

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Scientists try to uncover the brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor