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Tennessee’s bat cave

Tennessee’s bat cave

  MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENN. — The world’s first artificial bat cave is expecting the arrival of its first winged visitors. The nearly 80-foot-long concrete chamber was built to protect bats against white nose syndrome, a disease named for a white fungus that infects [Read More]

In praise of grazing

In praise of grazing

In 1996, when Ralph and Kimberlie Cole bought 100 acres on the scenic Cumberland Plateau in eastern Tennessee, neither of them knew a thing about farming. At the time, they were drawing their paychecks in Oak Ridge, some 45 miles away, where Ralph oversaw a lab that studied [Read More]

A Tennessee Time Machine

A Tennessee Time Machine

For OnEarth magazine, I covered a climate change experiment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read the whole story here. [Read More]

Turning Water into Whiskey at Jack Daniel’s

Turning Water into Whiskey at Jack Daniel’s

Some would argue that the water flowing from a fissure in a rock in Moore County, Tennessee, is made for whiskey.  “You can’t make good whiskey without good water,” says Jeff Arnett. He should know. Since 2008, Arnett has been the Master Distiller at the [Read More]

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Mussels photo galleries

Mussels photo galleries

Please be sure to view the full-screen version of the gallery using the button on the upper left-hand side. Please be [Read More]

The Endgame of Ruby Knuckles

The Endgame of Ruby Knuckles

This story was first published in Arcadia magazine in 2011.  That Sunday morning, I was not full of the Holy Ghost. I [Read More]

Star Trek technology becomes more science than fiction

Star Trek technology becomes more science than fiction

Fifty years ago, the first episode of Star Trek aired. It started as a quirky science-fiction television show that [Read More]

The Riddle of Bacteria and Cancer

The Riddle of Bacteria and Cancer

The human body teems with bacteria. These micro-organisms live on the skin, in mucus membranes, on the eyes and in the [Read More]

The wild weirdness of topological insulators

The wild weirdness of topological insulators

For more than 200 years, physicists have wanted to understand why electricity flows through some materials and not [Read More]

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