Articles by Mary Beth Griggs

Eruption at the Holuhraun lava field near Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland, September 2, 2014

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Sinking At Icelandic Volcano Has Scientists Worried About Possible Eruption

Movement within Bardarbunga's caldera has researchers watching the volcano closely

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Weird Ways People Have Tried To Stop Lava

People living near volcanoes have tried a lot of different methods to redirect lava flows

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Detroit's Dumps Are Slowly Being Reclaimed By Nature

Some illegal dumping grounds in Detroit are being repopulated by hardy plants

Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit: a soft wearable robot made from lightweight and flexible materials.

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A High-Tech, Strength-Boosting Exoskeleton Doesn't Have to Be Heavy

The next generation of exoskeletons may be less bulky than Iron Man

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Fish Eat Mammals on the Regular

A new study indicates that in some ecosystems, mammals are a fairly normal foodstuff for fish

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Libraries Are Great at Lending All Sorts of Things—Not Just Books

Lending libraries are now lending more than books

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Crowns, Beheadings, Rebellions—Bone Up on the History of Scottish Independence Before Next Week's Referendum

A vote that could change the direction of Scotland's future is a little over a week away

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Enterovirus 68, a Rare Virus, Is Spreading Among Kids in the U.S.

The CDC reports that patients with the respiratory disease are showing up in hospitals across the country

Esplanade park in Helsinki

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In the Summer, Helsinki's Buildings Are Cooled by an Underground Lake

Underneath a park in Helsinki, Finland is a lake used to cool buildings in the city

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Peaches Were Domesticated in China 7,500 Years Ago

Preserved peach pits reveal the origins of this sweet fruit

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Napa Earthquake Turned Dry Creeks Wet Again

"Miracle water" wets some of California's dried streams

The projected path of asteroid 2014 RC past Earth on September 7, 2014

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Assumed Asteroid Remnant Leaves Crater in Nicaragua

A small rock from a passing asteroid left a crater in Nicaragua

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High-tech Chopsticks Developed To Combat Food Safety Issues In China

Could utensils be a way to keep consumers safe?

Columbian Mammoth skeleton recovered from the LaBrea Tar Pits on display at the Page Museum in Los Angeles' Hancock Park

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Rare, Red Mammoth Hair Found on Californian Artichoke Farm

Columbian mammoths roamed Western North America thousands of years ago, and now we have a better idea of what they looked like

Runners pass by a vineyard in France during the 2008 Marathon du Medoc

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In the Marathon du Medoc, Run 26.2 Miles—While Stopping to Drink Wine Along the Way

Like running? Like wine? Why not combine the two?

Artist's rendering of Dreadnoughtus schrani

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Meet Dreadnought, Largest Dinosaur In The World

Dreadnought is the largest dinosaur in the world to be scientifically described

An artist's interpretation of a mission to an Asteroid

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Contribute to an Asteroid Time Capsule

NASA wants to know what your predictions are for the future of Solar System exploration

Pyramid of Djoser

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Restoration Of Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid May Be Harming it

Efforts to save the Pyramid of Djoser could be making things worse

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Dry Grass Hints That Stonehenge Was Once a Whole Circle

Researchers find new evidence about the shape of Stonehenge

A bromeliad epiphyte growing on a branch of a giant ceiba tree in Ecuador

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Flowering Plants Appeared in Forest Canopies Just a Few Million Years After Dinosaurs Went Extinct

A new study gives scientists some more insight into the weird history of flowering plants

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