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Geologist Kevin Pogue helps winemakers pick out top vineyards based on the region’s terroir, which entails environmental attributes such as soil, climate, and rock composition.
Researchers have created the most detailed three-dimensional brain model to date.
On a slightly rainy Sunday night, a crowd began to form in Times Square, setting up lawn chairs and camping out on the pavement to gaze up at the screen at the very top of One Times Square. But the screen not only drew tourists--that night, as the Mars rover Curiosity descended toward the red planet, Times Square became a magnet for space fanatics.
When musical composer and instrument builder Cheryl Leonard first arrived at the Palmer Station in Antarctica, she felt immersed in a plethora of sound, ranging from the bellowing of elephant seals to the crash of glaciers that were shaking off sheets of ice.
Pottery pieces recently unearthed from a cave in China have pushed back the time when humans began developing tools for food production, study says.
Symphony composer Steven Stucky has created a musical tribute to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
In 1963, James "Big Jim" Whittaker planted an American flag at the summit of Mount Everest, marking the first American ascent. Nearly 50 years later, National Geographic explorer Conrad Anker set out to retrace Whittaker’s historic route up the mountain--and worked to solve some scientific mysteries along the way.
Pacific bluefin tuna caught off the California coast are carrying radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, according to a new study published in The Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences.
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