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Chase terrorists the green way: 24 TV series going carbon neutral

Actor Kiefer Sutherland is fighting imaginary terrorists the green way. Producers of 24 , the FOX drama that chronicles Sutherland's Agent Jack Bauer as he races to capture crooks over a nail-biting 24-hour period, are buying carbon offsets to compensate for the global warming emissions they're releasing with every car crash and explosion...

March 3, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Can the science of biogeography find Osama bin Laden?

Osama bin Laden, the FBI's most wanted terrorist, has proved an extremely elusive quarry. Could biology and geography help crack the case—and net the man with a $25-million bounty on his head for plotting numerous terrorist strikes?...

March 2, 2009 — John Matson

Are greener gadgets even possible?

The urge to buy the latest gadget and to reform environmental misbehavior may be the twin pillars of 21st century American youth culture, but can the two ever be reconciled?

March 2, 2009 — David Biello

Sebelius is pick for HHS secretary

The New York Times and the Associated Press, quoting an anonymous White House source, are reporting that Pres. Barack Obama has chosen Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the U.S...

February 28, 2009 — Ivan Oransky

How long do microbes at the bottom of the ocean live, anyway?

Editor's Note: University of Southern California geobiologist Katrina Edwards is taking part in a three-week drilling project at the Atlantic's North Pond—a sediment-filled valley on the ocean floor—designed to locate and study what she calls the “intraterrestrials”: the myriad microbial life-forms living inside Earth's crust...

February 27, 2009 — Katrina Edwards

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