Earthquake safety tips
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Earthquake safety tips

Earthquakes regularly rattle our planet, striking somewhere in the world every hour of every day. Such events are the result of the slow-motion march of tectonic plates that build stresses in Earth’s crust and upper mantle. Eventually the stress hits a breaking point and releases in a ground-shaking quake that can send blocks of the…

How spider silk is one of the most versatile materials on Earth
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How spider silk is one of the most versatile materials on Earth

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The art of upcycling
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The art of upcycling

“It used to be that things were built the best they could be to last as long as possible,” says Jonathan Ward, co-founder and CEO of ICON. Not anymore. Since 1990, global car production has doubled, outpacing population growth, and cars are built with shorter lifecycles, meaning that they’ll land in junkyards faster than in…

See 14 animals that have shown us their impressive smarts
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See 14 animals that have shown us their impressive smarts

Scientific research constantly gives glimpses into new dimensions of animal cognition. But intelligence—which is so complex and encompasses such a wide range of adaptive abilities—remains confoundingly tricky to measure. “One of the biggest challenges is our inability to comprehend how other species process information,” says Kristina Horback, an assistant professor in the Department of Animal…