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Photo of the Day: Step by Step

05/27/15See Comments

Terraces can be a particularly effective form of agriculture. The stepped landscape guards against erosion and runoff, and allows farmers to make use of steep...[Read! More]


Typical American Diet Can Damage Immune System

05/26/15See Comments

This post was written by Laura Beil and published by Science News, a WSF15 media partner. Blair River was described as “a big guy with...[Read! More]


Photo of the Day: It’s Nice to Vent

05/26/15See Comments

This false-color satellite image of the volcano Mount Etna in Sicily showing several vents near the summit spewing forth volcanic gases. The red areas are...[Read! More]


Photo of the Day: This Little Light

05/25/15See Comments

The rays of light that shine through clouds have a special name: crepuscular rays. And although the rays appear to be converging, that’s just a...[Read! More]


Photo of the Day: Winter Pond

05/24/15See Comments

The lily pads on a lake have roots just like other plants—they just reach to the muddy bottom below the water....[Read! More]


Photo of the Day: No Oasis

05/23/15See Comments

Though it’s one of the driest places on Earth, Africa’s Namib desert is home to all kinds of wildlife. Some of its residents include African...[Read! More]


Share Your Favorite Upcoming #WSF Program … and Maybe Win a Pet Bandana!

05/22/15See Comments

Love science as much as you love your pet? You’ve got a chance to win a free World Science Festival pet bandana! Here’s how to...[Read! More]


This Week in Science: Ancient Tools, Neural Implants, Bear-Sized Aliens, and Chickens From Hell

05/22/15See Comments

Seven days, lots of science in the news. And many of this week’s most notable and quotable items tie directly to our 2015 festival programs. So...[Read! More]

Texture and Pattern of a stone structure

Photo of the Day: Blue Marble

05/22/15See Comments

Marble forms when limestone or chalk is altered by high temperature and pressure. It is usually found in the boundary regions where tectonic plates crash...[Read! More]

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Keeping Secrets With Quantum Mechanics

05/21/15See Comments

 “Human ingenuity cannot concoct a cipher which human ingenuity cannot resolve.” —Edgar Allan Poe, 1841 Unbreakable codes are the holy grail of secure communications—and the...[Read! More]