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Articles by Joel Shurkin

Plutonium processing plant was saved by conservative engineering.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Scientists learn to measure the threat from radioactive aerosols after an accident.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Researchers train dog detectives so their testimony is admissible in courts.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Experiment in London will test autonomous pods, but big hurdles remain.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Two gangs flow ivory from the wild to Mombasa, and then to the market.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Tusks from millions of mammoths could suppress poaching.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Scientists demonstrate how the brain physically understands language hierarchically.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

In the 1960s geologists had to throw out their textbooks.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Skeletons reveal medieval people ingested lead from fancy pottery.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor