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The Bad News We Need

The IPCC’s scary new report could finally stir us to take action on climate change

October 18, 2018 — Alan Townsend, Katharine Hayhoe, Jacquelyn Gill, Marshall Shepherd, Jonathan Foley and Dawn Wright

Death of a Fossil Hunter

Junchang Lü was is one of the most important dinosaur researchers of the past half century

October 17, 2018 — Richard Conniff

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