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Aiming High: The Search for Ultra

Science Bulletin

Aiming High: The Search for High-Energy Cosmic Rays

The history of cosmic ray research is a story of scientific adventure. For nearly a century, cosmic ray researchers have climbed mountains, soared in hot air balloons, and traveled to the far corners of the Earth in the quest to understand these energetic particles from space. They have solved some scientific mysteries—and revealed many more. With each passing decade, scientists have discovered higher-energy and increasingly more rare cosmic rays. The Pierre Auger Project is the largest scientific enterprise ever conducted to search for the unknown sources of the highest-energy cosmic rays ever observed.

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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Bear Brook: Strong Evidence of Pollution

To the human eye, Bear Brook seemed devoid of life. But was that really the case? See how this young naturalist investigated the brook's ability to sustain life.

Stephanie-1

Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Going for the Green

A golf course can be a beautiful sight for golfers and non-golfers, alike. But does the tremendous amount of manicuring, fertilizing, and pest control behind that beauty spell harm to the animals that dwell there?

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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Cleaning the Water

With an appreciation for the scarcity of fresh drinkable water, this young naturalist set out to test methods for filtering the contaminated poultry house water on his family’s farm.

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