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  • Arthur C. Clarke at 100

    Arthur C. Clarke is best remembered as Stanley Kubrick’s partner in the creation of 2001: A Space Odyssey, a cinematic landmark in visual and technocultural s… Read More
  • Robins!

    Every year, many millions of American robins migrate from the southern United States and Mexico to the northern U.S. and Canada to breed. The males travel first… Read More
  • To Burp or Not to Burp

    How do astronauts poop and pee? According to Dave Williams, a Canadian physician who flew on two Space Shuttle missions and made three spacewalks from the Inter… Read More
  • Try This! Extreme

    Children are natural scientists, born wanting to explore the world around them. This book provides a range of activities most appropriate for children ages 10 t… Read More
  • Darwin’s Backyard

    At Down House in Kent, Charles Darwin is instructing his manservant Parslow to lower another dead pigeon into a foul-smelling pot. It is February 1856. Darwin i… Read More
  • Inside Your Insides

    The human microbiome is complicated stuff: Researchers are still struggling to understand the trillions of microbes that call our bodies home—how we acquire t… Read More
  • Beauty and the Beak

    In 2005, an emaciated eagle was discovered outside of a landfill in Alaska. She had been shot in the face, causing catastrophic damage to her upper beak. Such a… Read More
  • Caesar’s Last Breath

    The word “gas” appropriately comes from the Greek word for chaos (khaos): Within these intangible substances are trillions of tiny particles flying around a… Read More
  • If You Were the Moon

    The Moon is a very busy celestial body, and Earthlings are lucky that it is so active. That’s the delightful premise of a new picture book by Laura Purdie Sal… Read More
  • Animals by the Numbers

    How does a human compare in size to a grizzly bear, colossal squid, or blue whale? Which animals have the longest tongues and how do they compare to their body… Read More
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