January 5, 2014 • 3:38 PM
While some researchers focus on developing alternatives to fossil fuels, others are dreaming up ways to suck the carbon out of the air, thereby returning us to a pre-Industrial Revolution atmosphere. One of these researchers is Peter Kelemen, a geochemist who showed that a certain kind of rock found in Oman (mostly) can not only suck carbon out of the air, but store it–harmlessly–forever. Seriously, it’s not as crazy as it sounds.
Filed under: Douglas Quenqua, 2013, Columbia Magazine, Peter Kelemen
November 2, 2013 • 3:15 PM
Two of these monsters washed up on the shore of California within a week of each other, offering local scientists a rare chance to study the legendarily mysterious fish firsthand. Good for them.
Filed under: Douglas Quenqua, New York Times, 2013, Oarfish
Does the U.S. have a narcissism problem, particularly the Millennials among us? Dr. Jean Twenge, social psychologist and author, has made a career off the idea, producing mountains of research that is endlessly cited by the media. Her work is compelling, but divisive to say the least, particularly among her colleagues. A profile for the New York Times Science section, Seeing Narcissists Everywhere.
Filed under: Douglas Quenqua, New York Times, 2013