Articles by Richard Wolkomir

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Shod for Snow

Whether they're strapping on traditional or high-tech footgear, snowshoers are mushing into winter

MIT's campus

Charting the Terrain of Touch

At MIT's Laboratory for Human and Machine Haptics, researchers are probing the inner workings of our hands

Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds

Review of 'Mind of the Raven'

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Will the Kitchen Please Shut Up!

Talking oven mitts, anyone? At the Counter Intelligence Project, research wizards are creating the culinary gizmos of tomorrow

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Piloting Pint-size Planes

Across the country, weekend aviators are sending their remote-controlled model aircraft soaring

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Review of 'Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future'

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Review of 'Fall of the Phantom Lord'

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Review of 'One Round River: The Curse of Gold and the Fight for the Big Blackfoot'

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Review of 'Red-Tails In Love: A Wildlife Drama In Central Park'

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Protect and Serve

In a small town that practices community policing, officers faithfully fulfill their mission with courage and compassion

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Oh, My Aching Back

At the University of Vermont, scientists work to pinpoint the source of your pain

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In Vermont, a Valiant Stand for Freedom

At Mount Independence, heroic Americans held off the British in a confrontation that changed the course of the Revolutionary War

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Racing to Revive Our Embattled Elms

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Review of 'Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World'

Review of 'Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World'

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Review of 'Kingbird Highway: The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand'

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From Twigs to Ravens, Nothing Escapes the Notice of Bernd Heinrich

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Review of 'The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief'

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Review of 'North Country, A Personal Journey'

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Near and Far, We're Waving the Banner for Flags

Across time and distance, these colorful emblems fluttering in the breeze are symbols steeped in our history and our cultures

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Unearthing Secrets Locked Deep Inside Each Fistful of Soil

To scientists at the National Soil Tilth Lab in Ames, Iowa, it's not just dirt they are probing — it's the planet's sustaining surface

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