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- ReutersMore ScienceBy Jatindra Dash VISAKHAPATNAM India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death toll from a powerful cyclone which battered India's eastern coastline rose to 24 on Monday, as the storm weakened and moved inland, leaving a swathe of destruction and triggering fears heavy rains would bring flash floods.
- Extreme TechTechnologyCareful study of desert-dwelling snake mobility sheds light on the physics of crossing sandy surfaces
- Plugged InEnergy & SustainabilityThe prevalence of pesticides may seem like something of a bygone era, one marked by Silent Spring and the Bhopal Disaster, but the grim reality is that they are unfortunately very much around.
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- Scientific American Mind Volume 25, Issue 5Mind & BrainPrenatal brain development may get jumbled in key areas implicated in autism
- Cross-CheckMore ScienceYes, the Cold War ended long ago, but we still live in a nuclear-armed world, in which the possibility of nuclear war, terrorism and accidents is all too real.
- ReutersEnergy & SustainabilityBehind thick glass in a laboratory nestled in French woodland, a silvery molten metal swirls like a liquid mirror.
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- NewsMore ScienceIn this excerpt from his new book author Tom Shachtman explores the influence of scientific analogies and principles on the philosophies and actions of early American colonial and revolutionary politics
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