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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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What Makes You Neurotic?

A new study gets to the root of our anxieties.

Fecal Donor Banks Are Possible and Could Save Lives

Defrosted fecal matter can be gross to talk about, but the benefits are too remarkable to tiptoe around.

How Junk Food Companies Manipulate Your Tongue

We mistakenly think that harder foods contain fewer calories, and those mistakes can affect our belt sizes.

What Steve Jobs’ Death Teaches Us About Public Health

Studies have shown that when public figures die from disease, the public takes notice. New research suggests this could be the key to reaching those who are most at risk.

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.

The Big One

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