Author Archives: Rachel Nuwer

Gun Terrorism Is the Deadliest Kind

Firearms kill more people per attack in high-income countries than any other method

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Massive Fish Orgy Produces One of the Loudest Noises under the Sea

The Gulf covina’s record-setting underwater spectacle may soon disappear due to overfishing

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Healthy Choices? Storefront Placement Plays a Role

Supermarket displays tip customers toward or away from healthful purchasing decisions

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Where’s My Elephant? High-Tech Collars Track Wildlife in Real Time

Devices and accompanying software, now being tested in Kenya and beyond, could help conservationists outsmart poachers

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Where’s My Elephant? High-Tech Collars Track Wildlife in Real Time

Devices and accompanying software, now being tested in Kenya and beyond, could help conservationists outsmart poachers

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Where’s My Elephant? High-Tech Collars Track Wildlife in Real Time

The devices and accompanying software, now being tested in Kenya and beyond, could help conservationists outsmart poachers

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The Trauma of Saving Animals

A clinical psychologist treats shell-shocked rangers engaged in Africa’s poaching wars

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Stress Training for Cops’ Brains Could Reduce Suspect Shootings

Police shot Terence Crutcher, an unarmed man, and police academies often do not prepare officers to make the right call

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Why You Should Work from Home

Ditching the office at least part-time can boost profitability and personal happiness—provided it’s done right

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Coaching Can Make or Break an Olympic Athlete

Competitors at the most elite level require more than technical support

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Ancient Documents Reveal Sunspots, Auroras and Other Solar Activity before Galileo

Some references to the phenomena date as early as the seventh century

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The Making of an Olympian

What psychological and physical traits separate the world’s best athletes from the rest of us?

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Mother Birds May Teach Their Chicks to Sing before They Hatch

The young of red-backed fairy wrens emerge from their eggs mimicking mom’s tune

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Can Ecotourism Save Myanmar’s Wildlife? [Slide Show]

As the country transitions to modernity, the fate of its stunning biodiversity hangs in the balance

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Now Computers Can Tell When You’re Bored

That ability could lead to more engaging coursework and machines that better understand human emotions

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The Race to Save Myanmar’s Remarkable Biodiversity

Conservationists are looking to ecotourism to preserve Myanmar’s wilderness, but challenges abound

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A Monster Comes Out of Hiding

Researchers solve a long-standing phylogenetic mystery

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Cyborg Cockroaches: How They Work

Disasters can bury survivors in unstable rubble. Finding those victims may one day fall to small robots–but living insects enhanced with electronic parts could do the same… Continue reading

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Makers Print Out Durable, Custom Prosthetic Hands For Needy Kids

One in 1,500 children is born with a partially formed arm, but for every prosthetic device received, hundreds of others go without. Many families simply cannot afford a… Continue reading

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