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Guest Post: 20 US Higher-Education Buildings Earn LEED Platinum in 2011

By Ellen Berry College students may still have to burn the midnight oil, but many of their classrooms, libraries, residence halls, laboratories, student centers, and stadiums are healthier, more efficient environments.Over the last year, approximately 20 higher-education buildings in the US were certified as LEED Platinum - the highest level of green building recognized by the LEED international benchmark...

February 10, 2012 — Melissa C. Lott

Don't Be Dissin' the Bohr Model!

One of the standout anecdotes in Carl Zimmer's most excellent compilation, Science Ink (a.k.a. My Favorite Science Book of 2011 And Possibly Ever) occurs in the first few pages: "A former student [physics major] got a tattoo of a cartoon atom on the back of one of his legs...

February 9, 2012 — Jennifer Ouellette

Cyanobacteria to Solve the Theory of Everything

"...Resources for colonies of bacteria to research a theory of everything, reconciling cosmic and quantum observations in their own bacterial way." -Jonathon Keats Part of the Vast and Undetectable show at the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery is housing a unique school to study the universe...

February 9, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

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