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Unique floating lab studies 'Aliens of the sea'

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A unique floating lab decodes the genetic blueprint of what one researcher calls 'aliens of the sea.' His team is studying which genes switch on and off as these fragile, translucent animals perform such tasks as regeneration. (April 28) Video provided by AP


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A Good Nose: Mary Roach Studies 'Olfactory Forensics'

A Good Nose: Mary Roach Studies 'Olfactory Forensics'

FORA.tv (Apr. 23, 2013) — A Good Nose: Mary Roach Studies 'Olfactory Forensics' California Academy of Sciences - California Academy of Sciences Called "America's funniest science writer" by theWashington Post, author Mary Roach takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour of our insides. The alimentary canal is classic Roach terrain: the questions inspired by our insides are as taboo, in their own way, as the cadavers in Stiff, and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored inPacking for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find names for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? We meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks —or has the courage —to ask. And we go on location to a pet food taste-test lab, a bacteria transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. Like all of Roach's books,GULP!is as much about
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Concrete to Combat Illegal Fishing: Protecting the Sea, Italian Style

Concrete to Combat Illegal Fishing: Protecting the Sea, Italian Style

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 22, 2012) — People may say there's plenty of fish in the sea, but fisherman Paolo Fanciulli knows that their numbers aren't infinite. He and his colleagues earn their living from the sea. The Italian acknowledges that there "needs to be a balance between profit and environmental protection." So, together with the Italian authorities, he's helped sink hundreds of concrete blocks into the sea. They've been put there to tear the illegal nets used by large fishing trawlers.
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Dead Fish, Big Stink for DC Tourists

Dead Fish, Big Stink for DC Tourists

AP (Aug. 16, 2013) — Hundreds of dead fish were found floating in a National Mall pond Thursday, shocking visitors with their smell. National Park Service officials are testing the water to determine the cause of the kill.
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