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Rashmi Shivni

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Alexandria, VA, United States

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  • Audubon Society

Past articles by Rashmi:

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5 things you never knew about the New Horizons mission to Pluto

NASA New Horizons mission leader Alan Stern and astrobiologist David Grinspoon divulge the most intimate accounts of the decades of planning needed for the Pluto probe in the new book “Chasing New Horizons.” → Read More

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Which are smarter, cats or dogs? We asked a scientist

Are cats smarter? Or are dogs? When scientists counted the brain cells in these animals, there was a clear winner. But the latest research on animal intelligence challenges all of the old-school notions of what it means to be smart. → Read More

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2017, a year of extreme disasters, was also one of the hottest on record

Scientists worry that the extreme weather events seen in 2017 will only get worse as the planet heats up. → Read More

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In war-torn areas of Africa, wildlife is a major casualty

For half a century, more than 80 percent of wars occurred within biodiversity hotspots. Scientists knew war forced animal populations to decline, but they didn't know the extent--until now. → Read More

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Why is the Indian Ocean rising so rapidly?

One pocket of the Indian Ocean is rising faster than other seas, and these scientists may know why. → Read More

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How cosmic rays spotted a hidden ‘void’ within the Great Pyramid — and why we still don’t know what’s inside

It's the first big structure found inside the Great Pyramid of Giza since the Middle Ages. → Read More

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100 years of Mount Wilson’s 100-inch telescope, the first to discover the universe

Happy 100th birthday to the 100-inch telescope, best known for being the first to see beyond our Milky Way galaxy. That’s right, it spotted the universe! → Read More

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Neutron star collision offers new source of gravitational waves

Astronomers have discovered a collision of neutron stars that released both a stream of gravitational waves and a flash of light, backing one of Einstein's theories. → Read More

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These conservatives are making a case for clean energy

Conservative voices spoke up for clean energy at a recent summit in Washington D.C. → Read More

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Human activity can trigger earthquakes, but how many? This number might surprise you

Earthquakes can now be caused by people thanks to fracking, drilling and wastewater disposal. A new database shows how common these human-made earthquakes are. → Read More

‘Ravens,’ One of the 20th Century's Best Photography Books, Is Back on Shelves

Masahisa Fukase’s seminal series on loss and solitude, channeled through corvids, is an avant-garde work of self-reflection. → Read More

Like Humans and Apes, Ravens Have the Foresight to Save Up for the Future

A new study proves what birders have long known: Ravens are really, really smart. → Read More

Like Humans and Apes, Ravens Have the Foresight to Save Up for the Future

A new study proves what birders have long known: Ravens are really, really smart. → Read More

After Binging in Colombia, Thrushes Can Fly Non-Stop to Canada in Mere Days

Taking multiple refueling breaks helps some birds fare better during migration. But for Gray-cheeked thrushes, a two-week binge session in Colombia can be all they need to reach their boreal breeding grounds. → Read More

After Binging in Colombia, Thrushes Can Fly Non-Stop to Canada in Mere Days

Taking multiple refueling breaks helps some birds fare better during migration. But for Gray-cheeked thrushes, a two-week binge session in Colombia can be all they need to reach North America. → Read More