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Good Vibrations Key To Insect Communication

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For some insects, sound waves or vibrations are the real social media — high-speed rumbles sent through the air and along leaf stems to help the bugs claim territory, send warnings and find mates.

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To Decode Elephant Conversation, You Must Feel The Jungle Rumble

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The trumpeting roar of an elephant is loud. But scientists living with herds in the forests of central Africa say the deep rumbles that humans can't hear, but can feel, carry crucial messages, too.

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Listening To Whale Migration Reveals A Sea Of Noise Pollution, Too

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Christopher Clark, an engineer turned whale biologist, wired the world's oceans with hydrophones. Whales sing as they migrate, he learned. And the ship sounds clouding the ocean can deeply interfere.

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It Took A Musician's Ear To Decode The Complex Song In Whale Calls

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Male humpback whales create "songs" together, scientists say. Katy Payne was the first to hear the shifts in pitch and pattern in the collective calls as complex music — haunting, evolving tunes.

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Obama Challenges Power Engineers To Do More With Less

Monday, August 03, 2015

If the president's Clean Power Plan survives legal and political challenges, the nation's electricity industry will have 15 years to remake itself and reduce CO2 emissions by a hefty margin.

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Close Listening: How Sound Reveals The Invisible

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The stethoscope seems so simple — a 19th century tool for listening more closely to the human heart or lungs. It also sparked a culture of listening that is transforming the way scientists learn.

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Bones In Church Ruins Likely The Remains Of Early Jamestown's Elite

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Scientists say remains of four men exhumed from what was once an Anglican church suggest they were well-nourished, "high-status" leaders in the early 17th century colony. And one was likely Catholic.

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2 Gene Studies Suggest First Migrants To Americas A Complex Mix

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Scientists assume a wave of people from what's now Siberia crossed into North America via Alaska, maybe 23,000 years ago. Genetics support that, but may also suggest another wave from Australasia.

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Science Confirms 2014 Was Hottest Yet Recorded, On Land And Sea

Friday, July 17, 2015

The international report card is out and confirms the hottest average on record — for a third time in 15 years. More than 400 scientists contributed data, finding a spike in sea and air temperatures.

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Supreme Court Rules In Industry's Favor. What's EPA's Next Move?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday's decision from the high court technically only applies to the Clean Air Act's standards on mercury emissions from power plants. But it could affect future EPA regulations, legal experts say.

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DNA Tracking Of Ivory Helps Biologists Find Poaching Hotspots

Friday, June 19, 2015

To stop elephant slaughter in Africa, zoologist Sam Wasser spent years extracting DNA from elephant dung and tissue. Much of the world's poached ivory, he discovered, comes from just two hotspots.

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DNA Confirms Kennewick Man's Genetic Ties To Native Americans

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The new evidence suggests the ancient skeleton is closely related to members of a Washington state tribe. The findings are likely to rekindle an old debate between scientists and Native Americans.

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Scientists, Fishing Fleet Team Up To Save Cod — By Listening

Monday, June 15, 2015

Atlantic cod have become scarce along the coast, though catch limits have been reduced by 80 percent. Researchers are now tracking the sound of mating cod, hoping to help fishing boats avoid them.

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Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life At The Bottom Of The Food Chain

Friday, May 22, 2015

The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.

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In Arctic Drilling Debate, A Dispute Over Cleanup Preparedness

Friday, May 15, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell can drill oil exploration wells this summer in the Chukchi Sea, if Shell shows it can prevent and clean up a potential spill. Environmentalists are skeptical; Shell says it's ready.

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New Discovery Of World's Oldest Stone Tools

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Researchers in Kenya uncover tools dated to 3.3 million years ago, long before the first humans, as we know them, walked the Earth.

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U.S. Announces Target To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The White House proposal will be submitted at the next big climate meeting in Paris this December. It marks the beginning of a worldwide plan for countries to combat climate change.

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Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The rate at which the ice is shrinking at the ocean's edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite measurements suggests.

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Scientists Catch Up On The Sex Life Of Coral To Help Reefs Survive

Thursday, March 19, 2015

It's all in the timing. Biologists haven't been able to breed embryos of the rare, pillar coral in the lab because it's been tough to catch the creatures in the act.

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More Americans Opt For Risky Long-Term Car Loans

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The length of the average car loan isn't just creeping up, it's leaping up. Nearly 40 percent of people secure car loans that take more than five years to pay off. The trend has some analysts alarmed.

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