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How Cats Leapt from the Wild to Our Sofas

Tamed cats spread across the globe beginning almost 10,000 years ago, becoming the rodent-killing helpers of early farmers, mariners and Vikings.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on June 19, 2017. It is a Nature Video production. 

June 19, 2017 — Nature Video

Searching for Life at the Bottom of the Arctic

Creatures living among the hydrothermal vents burbling under the Arctic Ocean's ice layer have been historically difficult to study, but an underwater vehicle, the Nereid Under Ice, can get close to the vents to peek in at the animals and their homes without disturbing their environment with icebreaking ships.  Scientific American caught up with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution senior scientist, Chris German, on the R/V Neil Armstrong to discuss how studying these Arctic dwellers could shape our understanding of how life evolved.

June 1, 2017 — Andrew Golden and Annie Sneed

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