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[11 Jan 2012 | 1,485 Comments | ]
The Enchantments:  How I Completely Forgot That I Was in Grad School

By columnist Nate Peters
Awakening to the soft glow of the rising sun through the thin fabric walls of my tent, I take a deep breath of cold air and reluctantly wriggle out of my very warm, lofty down sleeping bag.  I am anxious to get my body moving so I throw on some clothes, lace up my boots, and unzip the door of my tent to get my first view of the outside world.  Thick mist hangs over the dark, still surface of the lake by which I made my …

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[9 Sep 2011 | 1,259 Comments | ]
Photo contest: Show us your worst contamination photos!

We want to see your best/worst contamination photos!

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[26 Apr 2011 | 2,186 Comments | ]
Book Review: <i>Long for this World</i>, by Jonathan Weiner

Long for this World is an interesting book about aging for a general audience.

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[9 Dec 2010 | 1,857 Comments | ]
Quarterly Science new roundup: the weird, interesting, and fun

Find out about this year’s prize winners, new technology, or some wacky science.

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[9 Dec 2010 | 2,113 Comments | ]
Exploring Washington’s Olympic Peninsula

This is the first installment from our columnist, Nate Peters, who will be writing about outdoors activities in and around Seattle. Check back for information about local hikes or day trips in the Seattle area!
By Nate Peters

Having just visited the Olympic Peninsula after two years of living in Seattle, there are two thoughts in my mind: I can’t believe that I didn’t make the trip sooner and I can’t wait to return. I do love exploring the Cascades and they are much closer to Seattle, but …