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Smooth Surfaces Are a Bat Blind Spot

Glass and metal surfaces temporarily "blind" a bat by bouncing sound waves in the wrong direction, which sometimes results in a collision. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on September 7, 2017...

September 7, 2017 — Nature Video

Policing Seafood with DNA

A federal task force should look seriously at investing in genomic methods that allow the simultaneous study of multiple genes

August 19, 2015 — Ben Shouse and Scott Baker

Botanical Sexism Cultivates Home-Grown Allergies

It's the time year for watery eyes and itchy noses, and if you're among the afflicted, you may be surprised to learn that decades of botanical sexism in urban landscapes have contributed to your woes...

April 29, 2015 — Thomas Leo Ogren
Along the Tiger's Trail: Genetic Studies Aid Conservation

Along the Tiger's Trail: Genetic Studies Aid Conservation

Editor's Note: "Along the Tiger's Trail" is a  series about the efforts to monitor tigers and their prey in the Malenad landscape in southwestern India that harbors one of the world's largest population of wild tigers...

April 23, 2015 — Vishnupriya S. and Dr. Samba Kumar
Earth Day 2015: 7 #BLACKandSTEM Environmental Scientists you should follow today

Earth Day 2015: 7 #BLACKandSTEM Environmental Scientists you should follow today

1. Dr. Dawn Wright Dr. Wright is Chief Scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) and a professor of Geography and Oceanography at Oregon State University. Her research interests in seafloor mapping and tectonics, ocean conservation, and environmental informatics contributes to the overall understanding of climate, ocean science and environmental conservation issues of our day...

April 22, 2015 — DNLee

What about Earth’s Microbiome?

The latest temperature readings from Antarctica are giving the world pause, along with the finding that 70 percent of the western Antarctic ice shelf has melted.

April 22, 2015 — Raina Maier
Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

As a middle school student in Tallahassee, Florida, Kelly Caylor built a weather balloon for the science fair. Decades later, he's distributing high-tech environmental sensors, or "pods," throughout sub-Saharan Africa...

April 10, 2015 — Kerry Klein
There Are Plenty of Octopuses In the Sea—Or Are There?

There Are Plenty of Octopuses In the Sea—Or Are There?

First a moment to celebrate Octopus Chronicles‘ 100th post! Little could I have imagined when I started this blog in November 2011 that there would be so much amazing octopus research to cover—and so many wonderful readers...

December 27, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
Let's Expand Terrestrial Parks into the Ocean

Let's Expand Terrestrial Parks into the Ocean

"A land ethic," the great naturalist writer Aldo Leopold observed toward the end of his famous Sand County Almanac, "reflects the existence of an ecological conscience, and this in turn reflects a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of land." This philosophy of care for the earth's ecosystems and species provides one of the [...]..

December 10, 2014 — Caleb McClennen

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is a Glamour Woman of the Year

Her Deepness. The Sturgeon General. And now: Glamour Girl. On Monday night, renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle earned a new moniker when she joined eight others in receiving a 2014 Glamour Woman of the Year Award at a celebrity-packed Carnegie Hall...

November 14, 2014 — Maia Weinstock
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