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Ocean Noise Clue to Climate Change

A study in the journal Science shows that analysis of ocean sounds, previously considered noise to be filtered out, can provide information about climate unavailable elsewhere. Cynthia Graber reports...

June 3, 2009

Why do whales beach themselves?

Fifty-five false killer whales were stranded on a South African beach over the weekend, but scientists still don't fully understand why mass strandings happen, and if we should be worried about them...

June 1, 2009 — Brendan Borrell

Bad Mileage Driving Tips

In response to Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn's critique of new federal mileage standards as a threat to personal freedom, some tips on turning even a high-mileage vehicle into a gas hog. Steve Mirsky reports...

June 1, 2009

How Trivial DNA Changes Can Hurt Health

Small changes to DNA that were once considered innocuous enough to be ignored are proving to be important in human diseases, evolution and biotechnology

June 1, 2009 — J. V. Chamary and Laurence D. Hurst

Slide Show: Top 10 New Species Discovered in 2008

From the smallest sea horse to a naturally decaffeinated coffee tree, the International Institute for Species Exploration's annual top 10 list proves that Earth is still full of bizarre and fascinating plants and animals awaiting human discovery...

May 29, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Slide Show: Top 10 New Species Discovered in 2008

From the smallest sea horse to a naturally decaffeinated coffee tree, the International Institute for Species Exploration's annual top 10 list proves that Earth is still full of bizarre and fascinating plants and animals awaiting human discovery...

May 29, 2009

The Truth about Cats and Dogs

Scientific American magazine Editor in Chief John Rennie talks about the contents of the June issue, including articles on the evolution of cats and the physiology of sled dogs. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news...

May 29, 2009 — Steve Mirsky
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