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Here are some of my favorite pieces. I wrote them, but in copyright terms they're not mine so please bear with all the links. Enjoy.

Radiation around us

Should people be scared about airport scanners? I wondered that during the winter travel season of 2011, and applied my science background to find out.

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Nature does the cleaning

A septic waste hauler in rural Ontario needed a way to treat waste in a place where commercial treatment wasn't possible. A local university helped him use nature's built-in filter technology. Click the graphic

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Train story

There's a group in my community which enjoys playing with trains — but these are not little-boy trains.

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Your gulls are my gulls

Birds and beach water quality have been linked for years. I found the link crosses state borders.

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Conscious clues

After 150 years we still don't know how anesthesia works, and figuring it out requires understanding why we're conscious and what happens when we're not.

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Wild by the city

There are about 11 million people in my area, perfect for a national wildlife refuge about the prairie ecosystem.

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Clean coal

As clean coal became entered the national conversation, we had a story in Wisconsin. A local utility wanted to build a coal gasification plant as part of its expansion, and my editors agreed to send me to Terre Haute, Ind., where such a plant had been operating for years.

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Everyone's inner life

Intrigued by a press release, I wrote about the effort to analyze all the bacteria in the human gut and their effect on our health.

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