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Beavers Clean the Soil

Without beaver dams, loss of nutrients from soil would increase, and pollutants from upstream erosion would afflict waterways.

Life Helps Protect the Planet

When humans make a mess of things, our fellow organisms try to help. That's no excuse for our failures to be good stewards.

Earth Magnetic Field Plays Music

Like a finely-tuned instrument, the earth's magnetic field creates standing-wave vibrations as it protects life.

Land Animals Can Raft Across Oceans

A research study about floating plastic debris illustrates how animals can cross oceans on floating rafts.

Humans Behaving Badly Ecologically

By driving some animals extinct, are humans damaging the whole planet? Who will be the judge?

Scientific Ethics: A Reader Digest

For your weekend reading, here's a summary of news articles on various topics related to scientific integrity and ethics.

Mars Radiation Fries Organic Compounds

Don't expect the "building blocks of life" to last very long on Mars.

New Ways to Find E.T.

SETI researchers may not have to wait by the stellar radio dial for their imaginary friends to call in. They might eavesdrop on their pollution.

Olympic Plants Perform in Place

They may be rooted in the ground, but plants run their own Olympic organization.
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