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Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
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Firefighters work to bring a dozen blazes under control.
As fires rage this week and many evacuate, SETI's Allen Telescope Array has gone offline.
Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
A U.S. Forest Service program tries to make lemons into lemonade.
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