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      July 29, 2009Environment

      Shrimpy Sea Life May Mix Oceans as Much as Tides and Winds Do

      Researchers are applying observations made by Charles Darwin's grandson to find that small organisms carry water with them as they go--which means they might play a big role in mixing vast tracts of ocean water...
      December 2, 2011Biology

      Human Genome Untangled in 3-D

      A technique for mapping our DNA in three dimensions emerged from an undergraduate's musings
      April 22, 2014

      Does the Octopus Really “Fart” Ink? [Video]

      It’s true that the octopus is super weird. These animals have blue blood and three hearts. And as online personality and humorist Ze Frank points out in his latest video creation, it seems that they can also “fart ink at a moment’s notice”--pointing to this as “evolution at its finest.” The video’s tongue-in-cheek tone might [...]..
      January 16, 2012

      How Long Could Cruise Ship Crash Victims Survive in Cold Waters?

      Rescue efforts were called off earlier today in the aftermath of a Costa Concordia shipwreck on rocks off the coast of Italy three days ago. Six of the cruise liner's 4,200 passengers and crewmembers have been reported dead, so far, and another 15 or more remain missing.As lifeboats filled up and malfunctioned and rescue efforts had yet to arrive on Friday, dozens of passengers took the chance and jumped into the 14-degree Celsius water to swim ashore to the nearby island of Giglio...
      February 25, 2010

      Why Would a Trained Orca Kill a Human?

      After an experienced trainer was pulled in and killed by an orca at SeaWorld, a wildlife biologist who studies the species explains how a killer whale's natural behavior might help shed light on what happened...
      July 25, 2011

      Does Rehab Work as a Treatment for Alcoholism and Other Addictions?

      Before her death, Amy Winehouse had cycled in and out of rehab. Many celebrities have done the same, with some having more success than others at staying on the wagon. A neuroscientist explains why traditional therapy often seems to fall short of expectations...
      September 22, 2010

      Human Malaria Parasite Arose from Gorillas, Not Chimps

      Scientists had previously suspected that the most common human malaria parasite split from a chimpanzee version millions of years ago. New genetic analysis of primate droppings points to a more recent cross-species transmission event from gorillas...
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