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Raw: Scientists Examine Colossal Squid

Raw: Scientists Examine Colossal Squid

AP (Sep. 16, 2014) Squid experts in New Zealand thawed and examined an unusual catch on Tuesday: a colossal squid. It was captured in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea in December last year and has been frozen for eight months. (Sept. 16) Video provided by AP
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Conservationists Face Uphill PR Battle With New Shark Rules

Conservationists Face Uphill PR Battle With New Shark Rules

Newsy (Sep. 14, 2014) New conservation measures for shark fishing face an uphill PR battle in the fight to slow shark extinction. Video provided by Newsy
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Western Australia Ending Its Controversial Shark Cull

Western Australia Ending Its Controversial Shark Cull

Newsy (Sep. 13, 2014) Western Australia's controversial shark cull has been blocked by the state government's Environmental Protection Authority. Video provided by Newsy
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Gray Whale Swims Into Marina Del Rey

Gray Whale Swims Into Marina Del Rey

Reuters - US Online Video (Sep. 10, 2014) A gray whale makes an appearance for dinnertime guests in Marina del Rey, swimming freely in the harbor. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Video provided by Reuters
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Environmental Pollutants Make Worms Susceptible to Cold

Sep. 19, 2014 Some pollutants are more harmful in a cold climate than in a hot, because they affect the temperature sensitivity of certain organisms. Now researchers have demonstrated how this happens, and it can ... full story
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Spy on Penguin Families for Science

Sep. 19, 2014 Online volunteers are being asked to classify images of penguin families to help scientists monitor the health of penguin colonies in Antarctica. Recent evidence suggests that populations of many ... full story
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Obesity in Pacific Islands 'a Colonial Legacy' of Settlers Trying to Civilize the Locals

Sep. 19, 2014 Scientists have known for some time that Pacific islanders are more prone to obesity than people in other nations. Now a new study has examined why islanders on Nauru and in the Cook Islands in the ... full story
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Using Underwater Robots for a Better Understanding of the Underwater World

Sep. 19, 2014 It is where we all came from and it is vital to our future, but Earth’s oceans, seas and waterways remain a mystery to us – a final frontier. A new project is at the forefront of a revolution in ... full story
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Microplastic Pollution Discovered in St. Lawrence River Sediments

Sep. 18, 2014 Microplastics have been discovered widely distributed across the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the first time such pollutants have been found in freshwater sediments. The microbeads likely ... full story
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Changes in Coastal Upwelling Linked to Temporary Declines in Marine Ecosystem

Sep. 18, 2014 In findings of relevance to both conservationists and the fishing industry, new research links short-term reductions in growth and reproduction of marine animals off the California Coast to ... full story
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NASA Ames to Launch Science Experiments to Space Station on SpaceX Rocket

Sep. 18, 2014 NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, will launch four life science experiments to the International Space Station aboard NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight of ... full story
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NASA's Wind-Watching ISS-RapidScat Ready for Launch

Sep. 18, 2014 The fourth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract, carrying the ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument designed and ... full story
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August and June-August Global Temperatures Each Reach Record High, Driven Largely by Record Warm Global Oceans

Sep. 18, 2014 According to NOAA scientists, the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for August 2014 was the highest for August since record keeping began in 1880. It also marked the 38th ... full story
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'Honeybee' Robots Replicate Swarm Behavior

Sep. 18, 2014 Computer scientists have created a low-cost, autonomous micro-robot which in large numbers can replicate the behavior of swarming ... full story
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Tropical Rabbitfish a Threat to Mediterranean Sea Ecosystems

Sep. 18, 2014 The tropical rabbitfish, which have devastated algal forests in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, pose a major threat to the entire Mediterranean basin if their distribution continues to expand as the ... full story
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Is Sahara Desert Several Million Years Older Than Previously Thought?

Sep. 18, 2014 The Sahara is the world’s largest subtropical desert. During the last decades, numerous scientific studies have probed its geological and archeological archives seeking to reveal its history. ... full story
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Smooth Combustion and Learning How Engine Knock Develops

Sep. 17, 2014 High-fidelity simulations to help determine how engine knock develops and assist in predicting how the transition from smooth combustion to knocking ... full story
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Nine Fats to Include in a Healthy Diet

Sep. 17, 2014 Fats are often considered the enemy of good nutrition, but when included in a healthy diet they can boast several potential health benefits. Fatty acids and nutritional oils may benefit cognition, ... full story
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Nature's Designs Inspire Research Into New Light-Based Technologies

Sep. 17, 2014 Solutions required for progress on the frontiers of photonics technology are close at hand: in nature, when viewed through the perspective of engineer, says an optics ... full story
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Nemo Can Travel Great Distances to Connect Populations: Baby Clownfish Travel Hundreds of Kilometers Across Open Ocean

Sep. 17, 2014 Clownfish spend their entire lives nestling in the protective tentacles of host anemones, but new research shows that as babies they sometimes travel hundreds of kilometres across the open ocean. ... full story
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Reduced Energy Density in Foods Can Create Healthier Food Environment, May Help to Reduce Obesity

Sep. 17, 2014 An official position statement pointing to the pervasive availability of foods high in energy density as a contributing factor for weight gain and obesity has been released by the Obesity Society. As ... full story
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Counting Fish Teeth Reveals Regulatory DNA Changes Behind Rapid Evolution, Adaptation

Sep. 17, 2014 Threespine sticklebacks, small fish found around the globe, undergo rapid evolutionary change when they move from the ocean to freshwater lakes, losing their armor and gaining more teeth in as little ... full story
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Effect of Ocean Acidification: Coral Growth Rate on Great Barrier Reef Plummets in 30-Year Comparison

Sep. 17, 2014 Researchers working in Australia's Great Barrier Reef have documented that coral growth rates have plummeted 40 percent since the mid-1970s. The scientists suggest that ocean acidification may ... full story
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Parts of Genome Without a Known Function May Play a Key Role in the Birth of New Proteins

Sep. 17, 2014 RNA called non-coding plays an important role in the evolution of new proteins, some of which could have important cell functions yet to be discovered, a study shows. The study analysed experiments ... full story
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