J. Marshall Shepherd

Oct. 18, 2013

With Shutdown Over, Scientists Assess the Damage

Government labs are turning on their lights—but many Antarctic scientists are still in limbo.

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May. 24, 2013

Tracking Killer Tornadoes

The massive tornado that struck Oklahoma this week was the product of specific atmospheric conditions—and bad luck.

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Nov. 02, 2012

Seeing Sandy From Space

Scientists are taking a long view of Sandy.

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Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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