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October 2004 Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, floods...just what kind of planet do we live on, anyway? October Science Picks look at living safely on a restless planet, celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a water education site now available in Spanish, examine the science behind baseball bats in preparation for the World Series, and much more.
September 2004 Summer's almost over, and kids are heading back to school...but hurricane season is still in full swing. September Science Picks take a look at Charley's impact on Florida's environment, update you on a restless volcano, and offer some tips for getting answers to science homework, along with a host of other timely tips on earth and natural science research and investigations at USGS.
August 2004 Well, the lazy days of summer are coming to a close, but don't let the back-to-school blues get you down! This month's science picks take you back to the beach, tackle disasters with preparation; and fill you in on a few tidbits about some of our favorite animal friends.
July 2004 Declare your independence...from boring press releases and stale stories. Included this month:
Independence Found In Many Places
Freshwater Shrimp Found At Record Elevation (And Not Steamed By The Pound)
What Puts The "Bang" In Your Fourth Of July?
Walk A Mile, Or Two, In Their Moccasins
California Otters Can't Jump, But They're On The Rebound
June 2004 Ain't no cure for the summertime blues? Ha! It's right here! Included this month:
Keeping Airplanes Flying (Two Things We Watch Out For)
How To Keep The Big Apple Juicy
"Wave Bye-Bye To The (Gulf Coast) Beach, Kids!"
Seeking The Ghosts Of Earthquakes Past
May 2004 Spring has definitely sprung and summer is just around the corner - and along with summer comes trips to the beach! This month's Science Picks will look at the beginning of hurricane season along with a host of other timely earth and natural science research and investigations at USGS. Included this month:
Geology Is Chief Adversary At Battle Of Vicksburg
USGS Kicks Volcanic Ash
Lookin' At The Bottom Of The (San Francisco) Bay
Drilling In The Chesapeake Impact Crate
March 2004 We're 125 years old this month, and still going strong. And just to prove it, we're sending along top science story ideas to help ease the transition from winter to spring. Included this month:
Kissing the Blarney Stone
USGS Celebrates 125 Years of Science for America
Stop Using the Richter Scale!
How the Irish Named Civilization
February 2004 February may be the shortest month, but we're packed with story ideas in this month's Science Picks. Included this month:
Polar Bears Fight For Survival
USGS Geologists Help in Understanding Mars
Chesapeake Bay Recovery Process Slowed
Getting to the Heart of Geograph
January 2004 It's a new year and we're full of new ideas: great science stories to last the whole year through. Included in this month’s Science Picks: