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February 6, 2014
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Polar night

Arctic excursion explores how sea life copes with continuous winter darkness When the North Pole tilts away from the sun during the winter, the Arctic region plunges into weeks of continuous darkness. The sun never peeks above the horizon, casting … Continue reading

January 12, 2014
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New Study Finds Extreme Longevity in White Sharks

Great white sharks—top predators throughout the world’s ocean—grow much slower and live significantly longer than previously thought, according to a new study led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). In the first successful radiocarbon age validation study for adult … Continue reading

August 23, 2013
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Liquid calcium carbonate

Geologist Adam Wallace reports in ‘Science’ that calcium carbonate has a dense liquid phase Computer simulations could help scientists make sense of a recently observed and puzzling wrinkle in one of nature’s most important chemical processes. It turns out that … Continue reading

July 13, 2013
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New Approach to Measuring Coral Growth Offers Valuable Tool for Reef Managers

Finds surprising growth patterns in the Florida Keys ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A new more sensitive weight-based approach for monitoring coral growth in the wild has been developed by U.S. Geological Survey researchers leading to more definitive answers about the status of … Continue reading

June 20, 2012
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Study Finds Ancient Warming Greened Antarctica

PASADENA, Calif. — A new university-led study with NASA participation finds ancient Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than previously suspected. The climate was suitable to support substantial vegetation — including stunted trees — along the edges of the frozen … Continue reading

March 6, 2012
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Human’s Oldest Ancestor Found in Burgess Shale

*Pikaia is most primitive vertebrate known* Researchers from the University of Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the University of Cambridge have confirmed that a 505 million-year-old creature, found only in the Burgess Shale fossil beds in Canada’s Yoho … Continue reading

February 14, 2012
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Explosive Evolution Need Not Follow Mass Extinctions

In the wake of a mass extinction like the one that occurred 445 million years ago, a common assumption is that surviving species tend to proliferate quickly into new forms, having outlived many of their competitors. But new research shows … Continue reading