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December Science Picks - Hot News about Cool Science
Released: 12/23/2009

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In this edition of Science Picks, learn how scientists are forecasting hazards like volcanoes and landslides, and read about a wolf named Brutus, who emails scientists from the North Pole! Also check out research on ancient salt mines, scientists using high tech remote controlled airplanes to survey dangerous areas, and why the call of the yellow-billed cuckoo is getting quieter and quieter.

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December Highlights:

  • An Eruption of Volcano Monitoring Improvements
  • The King of the North Pole: Brutus the Wolf Pictures
  • Landslide in Colorado Feeling Pressure
  • The Oldest Business in North America: Pictures
  • Unmanned Aircraft Flying High Pictures
  • Cuckoos are Coo-Coo for Native Trees
  • Climate Change: Nitrogen Adds to the Equation
  • Snowpack a Predictor of Lightning Ignitions and Flammability
  • Red Alert! Valuable Mineral found in Alaska
  • A Wave of Tsunami Research Pictures
  • Research Takes Flight on Seabirds


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