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Davos: X Marks the Unknown

Panel on emerging risks, "X-Factors: Preparing for the Unknown." Left to right, Phillip Campbell, editor of Nature; Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Ireland; Tan Chorh-Chuan, president, National University of Singapore; Tim Palmer, co-director, Programme on Modelling and Predicting Climate, Oxford University; and Edward Boyden, associate professor, Media Lab and McGovern Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

January 28, 2013 — Mariette DiChristina

Davos: The Future of Space

Panel for "The Future of Space" at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. Left to right, Mariette DiChristina, Julien Anfruns, Brian Weeden, Ray Johnson and Eric Anderson.

January 28, 2013 — Mariette DiChristina

Davos: Decisions and Data

The World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, is certainly better known for the business and policy leaders it gathers. But I enjoyed some sessions by luminaries from the worlds of science and technology today as well.

January 28, 2013 — Mariette DiChristina

Forensic Astronomer Cracks the Case of Historic Meteor Procession

It was a cloudy winter night along the northeastern United States in February 1913, so most people might not have noticed anything unusual around 9 PM, but for a lucky few with clearer conditions -- and a penchant for staring up at the night sky -- there was a spectacular display of a series of fireballs moving from one end of the horizon to the other, following the same trajectory.

January 28, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

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