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May 28, 2013
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The Black Sea is a Goldmine of Ancient Genetic Data

New Study Reconstructs the Past Ocean ‘Paleome’ When Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) marine paleoecologist Marco Coolen was mining through vast amounts of genetic data from the Black Sea sediment record, he was amazed about the variety of past plankton … Continue reading

January 24, 2013
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Public Acceptance of Climate Change Affected by Word Usage, Says MU Anthropologist

Better science communication could lead to a more informed American public. Public acceptance of climate change’s reality may have been influenced by the rate at which words moved from scientific journals into the mainstream, according to anthropologist Michael O’Brien, dean … Continue reading

September 5, 2012
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Human Impact Felt on Black Sea Long Before Industrial Era

When WHOI geologist Liviu Giosan first reconstructed the history of how the Danube River built its delta, he was presented with a puzzle. In the delta’s early stages of development, the river deposited its sediment within a protected bay. As … Continue reading

February 28, 2012
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Coyotes “Shrank,” Wolves Did Not, After Last Ice Age and Megafaunal Extinctions

*Once large and wolf-like, coyotes ultimately became much smaller* When the last ice age ended more than 10,000 years ago, many large species of mammals went extinct and others underwent changes in appearance. But what caused evolutionary changes to take place … Continue reading