Articles by John P. Wiley jr.

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Serpent Surprise

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NASA Goes Ballistic

The space agency crashed a satellite on the moon in a search for water. It wants to "shoot" a comet.

A Census of the Wild

A government report takes a look at what we have left and where we are heading

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Help is on the Way

Combine the power of nature, animal companionship and music, and you have a recipe for healing

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Putting the Brakes on Light

Light travels 186,000 miles per second in a vacuum; in Lene Hau's lab, it ambles at 38 miles an hour

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New Light on Diversity

Holes in the canopy mean opportunity for new trees, but only if they are already waiting in the wings

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We're Scraping Bottom

As vessels around the world drag nets and dredges across the seabed, they slowly destroy the biome

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When Clock Birds Sing

Caution: Unexpected birdsong can cause flashbacks that lift the listener out of time and place

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View from the Cockpit

It's a fast and furious time in science and technology, and a man who knows promises only more of the same

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When Monkeys Move to Town

Loitering on sidewalks and begging at shops, macaques are familiar, but not always welcome, sights in cities across Asia

Human embryonic stem cells in cell culture

Ailing? Just Add Cells

Now we can grow the cells from which all others derive, but ethical questions are involved

Dominique Voynet, 2008

Coming to Terms

Our names for people who respect the environment should be as varied as the ways we see it

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Wiring the Jersey Coast

In one spot on the continental shelf, scientists aim to understand all that happens, 24 hours a day

Charles Darwin

Expressions: The Visible Link

Darwin believed expressions of emotion reveal the unity of humans and their continuity with animals

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A Space Invader Is Here

An intergalactic war is going on, but not the kind we used to read about in science fiction magazines

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Two Cultures--Never the Twain Shall Meet?

Scientists wonder why today the word "Intellectual" is used to describe only those in arts and letters

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Wastewater Problem? Just Plant a Marsh

For some of the toughest environmental cleanups, plants can do it better and cheaper than we can

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Phenomena, Comment and Notes

Life not only thrives in the heat and violence of Earth's submarine volcanoes, it may have started there

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Mapping the Margins

It's a violent world at the edges of our continental shelves, which could serve as a geology textbook

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Phenomena, Comment and Notes

As scientists probe deeper into whether animals really have consciousness, questions arise. If they think, do we want to know what they think about us?