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Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison is a Norfolk, Va.-based freelance writer who has covered the environment, science and other topics on four continents for Smithsonian, National Wildlife, The New York Times and numerous other publications. He has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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Alligator River Refuge Rolls Back From Rising Sea

As coastlines are battered by rising seas, staff at North Carolina’s Alligator River Wildlife Refuge look for ways to make an orderly retreat.

Can Hurricanes Be Predicted Decades in Advance?

The rapidly growing field of paleotempestology lays the foundation for reliable hurricane predictions a decade or more into the future.

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Speed-Reading Apps Will Not Revolutionize Anything, Except Your Understanding

The one-word-at-a-time presentation eliminates the eye movements that help you comprehend what you're reading.

To Make Friends, Autistic Kids Need Advice—and Space

Kids with autism need help when it comes to making friends—but they also need their independence.

Gaming the Wedding Gift Registry System

Registering for your wedding? Keep your must-have items away from the average price of your registry—they’re unlikely to be purchased.

Smokey Can’t Save Us: Wildfires Are Out of Control

New research shows how rapidly fire dangers are rising in the American West. The results could help governments plan ahead for the flames.

Banning Chocolate Milk Was a Bad Choice

The costs of banning America's favorite kids drink from schools may outweigh the benefits, a new study suggests.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014