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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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The New Weapon Against Disease-Spreading Insects Is Big Data

Computer models that pinpoint the likely locations of mosquitoes and tsetse flies are helping officials target vector control efforts.

People Are Clueless About Placebos

Doctors know that sometimes the best medicine is no medicine at all. But how do patients feel about getting duped into recovery?

No, Walking on All 4 Limbs Is Not a Sign of Human ‘Devolution’

New quantitative analysis reveals that people with Uner Tan Syndrome don't actually walk like primates at all.

Why Didn’t California’s Handheld Phone Ban Reduce Motor Accidents?

Are handheld cell phones as dangerous as they have been made out to be?

The Upside of Economic Downturns: Better Childhood Health

For children, the benefits of being born in tough times can outweigh the costs.

The Big One

Today, the United States produces less than two percent of the clothing purchased by Americans. In 1990, it produced nearly 50 percent. July/August 2014

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