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Special Topics
First North American Monkey Fossils Are Found in Panama Canal Excavation  (May 2016) 
King of the River Giants  (Oct 2015) 
Where to Find the Wild Things In NYC  (Sep 2015) 
Sugar: A Sweet History  (Sep 2012) 
A New Way to Map Water Use Worldwide  (Mar 2012) 
Building Baby’s Tiny Bones  (Feb 2012) 
Math in Nature: Scientists Research a World of Patterns   (Oct 2005) 
Solar Storms   (Oct 2004) 
Toxic Birds   (May 2003) [pitohuis and ifrita]
Disguises in Nature   (Jan 2003) [camouflage]
Making Peace With Wildland Fire   (May 1999) [managed forest burns]
Our Alien Landscape   (Jul 1997) [non-native plants and animals]
Earthworms for Humanity   (Jun 1997) 
Plants With an Appetite   (Aug 1996) [carnivorous plants]
Flames of Destruction--and Renewal   (Jul 1996) [fire in nature]
Frozen Peril: The West Antarctic Ice Sheet   (Apr 1995) 
Leaf To Root, Come In, Please   (Oct 1993) [communication system in plants]
Designed by Nature   (Mar 1993) [patterns in nature]
The Frozen Zone   (Jan 1991) [permafrost]
Terra Obscura: The Earth's Rhizosphere   (Dec 1989) [life in the soil]
The Gift of the Magi   (Dec 1989) [myrrh]
The Allobiosphere   (Jul 1989) [extreme habitats]
Sugar and Spice...and Light   (Apr 1989) [triboluminescence]
Frankincense: A Desert Balm   (Dec 1988) 
A Moment under the Sun   (Jun 1988) [solstice]
Mussel Glue   (Apr 1988) 
The Night Sky   (Nov 1987) 
Antarctic Awakening   (Dec 1986) 
My Eight Hours at the South Pole   (Dec 1986) 
Autumn Seeds   (Sep 1986) 
Animal Tracks in Snow   (Feb 1986) 

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