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Plane Crash

by Matt Sutherland

Certain few unfortunate souls—you know who you are—aren’t comforted at all to hear that commercial aviation is far and away the safest form of transportation. If it’s so safe, they ask, why am I so terrified to step on a plane?... Read More

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Far from Land

by Matt Sutherland

Just where and how life began on earth is uncertain—deep sea vents, tide pools, and hot springs all provide rational explanations—but water was certainly involved, and as single-cell organisms gave way to more complex forms of life,... Read More

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The Hidden Life of Life

by Susan Waggoner

Quick—what came first, plants or animals? Plants, the common answer once taught as truth, is wrong. Animal life came first, and this is just one of the food-for-thought facts revealed in Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’s "The Hidden Life... Read More

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Wildfire

by Rachel Jagareski

"Wildfire" brings equal measures of science and drama to the issue of combating ever larger, more intense wildland fires. Author Heather Hansen spent eighteen months immersed in fire science and policy, shadowing the elite firefighters... Read More

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Impossible Truths

by Matt Sutherland

The sprawling virtual museum of explanation-defying artifacts and phenomena features ancient geoglyphs, stone circles, giant images scraped in remote patches of ground, the transportation of massive works of stone, and other such... Read More

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