Ideas

Radioactive Refuges
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A heavily-exploited Japanese fish found sanctuary after the 2011 Fukushima earthquake. 

Archaeological Find Puts Humans in North America 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought
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New evidence suggests human presence in a Yukon cave during the last ice age 24,000 years ago.

Competition Pressured Killer Whales into Menopause
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Selfish daughters, not altruistic grandmothers, could explain the evolution of menopause.

Tapping the Freshwater Ocean Under the Sea
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Vast stores of fresh water exist deep beneath the seafloor—but who gets to decide how they’re used?

Diving into El Niño’s Past
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A 7,000-year temperature record pulled from ancient coral suggests El Niño is getting worse. 

Protecting Blue Whales by Predicting Where They’ll Be
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Researchers are using historical tracking data and environmental modeling to calculate where blue whales will congregate.

Greenland Ice Melt Could Push Atlantic Circulation to Collapse
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New research gives a glimpse of the potential long-term consequences of anthropogenic warming.

Big Bird in the City
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If done carefully, great blue heron habitat and urban development can coexist.

Reinforce and Build
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The vicious cycle driving development on Florida’s most fragile beaches.

Saving a Coral Reef, One Transplant at a Time
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First developed in the 1970s, coral reef transplants are finally proving effective.

Florida’s White Ibises May Be Spreading Disease
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The increasingly urban birds are carrying salmonella. 

New CCGS Sir John Franklin Gets Frosty Reception
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A new Canadian research ship will be named after John Franklin—but is that really a good idea?

Oft-Overlooked Jellyfisheries Are Too Big to Ignore
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Jellyfish fisheries are booming, but we still don’t know if they’re a good idea.

How High Schoolers’ Hacks Fixed a Whale Snot-Collecting Drone
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SnotBot got a boost from teen roboticists. 

“Ghost Forests” Are, Surprisingly, a Sign of Resilience
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Nature is fighting sea level rise in its own way.

There Is Life on a Dead Coral Reef
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Even dead and dying reefs still provide essential habitats for some marine life.

Making a More Perfect Penguin
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A long-term study shows the subtle hand of natural selection on Argentina’s Magellanic penguins.

Terminator Redux: Lionfish Edition
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A new fish trap uses artificial intelligence to target lionfish. 

New Coastal Books for Curious Kids
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Choose downtime over screen time during the holidays with engaging reads that explore diversity in coastal environments and in people.

Europe’s Race to Save Its Rice
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Biologists are trying to breed a salt- and snail-resistant line of European rice.

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