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48 min ago | Newswise

Acoustical Society of America Names James F. Lynch as Editor-in-Chief

Melville, NY, 29 August 2014 -- James F. Lynch has been selected to be the next Editor-in-Chief of the Acoustical Society of America .


Related Topix: Woods Hole, MA, University of Texas at Austin, Stevens Institute of Technology, Science

7 hrs ago | Denver Post

Mystery solved of Death Valley's sailing rocks

For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.


Related Topix: Death Valley National Park, US National Parks, Science, UC San Diego

7 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Does Antarctic sea ice growth negate climate change? Scientists say no

In the blue half-light of the Antarctic autumn, a thin film spreads across the continent's coastal waters.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science

7 hrs ago | RedOrbit

racetrack playa mystery solved

For nearly 80 years, scientists have been puzzled by the "sailing stones" of Death Valley National Park - massive rocks, some weighing 500 pounds or more, that inexplicably have long trails behind them as though they had been pushed through the dry, flat mud surface of the region known as Racetrack Playa .


Related Topix: Death Valley National Park, US National Parks, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Science

Thu Aug 28, 2014


A giant atlas of every living thing in the Southern Ocean

Our oceans are absolutely teeming with life -- and from the tiniest microbe to the mightiest whale, every known inhabitant of the Southern Ocean has come together for the first time in the first comprehensive atlas of the region.


Related Topix: Science, Genetics, Medicine

Vineyard Gazette Online

Sanctuaries for Sea Life

Our oceans and the rich marine ecosystems they sustain are in deep trouble, and the evidence is just about everywhere you turn.


Related Topix: Science, Chilmark, MA


Decreasing flow uncertainty in Bayesian inverse problems through Lagrangian drifter control

Commonplace in oceanography is the collection of ocean drifter positions. Ocean drifters are devices that sit on the surface of the ocean and move with the flow, transmitting their position via GPS to stations on land.


Related Topix: Science

National Public Radio

An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

The granulated surface of the lake bed known as the Racetrack is a favorite destination for tourists - and for scientists who want to investigate trails left by the meandering stones.


Related Topix: Science

Wed Aug 27, 2014


'Wandering stones' of Death Valley explained

Ending a half-century of geological speculation, scientists have finally seen the process that causes rocks to move atop Racetrack Playa, a desert lake bed in the mountains above Death Valley, California.


Related Topix: Death Valley, CA, Science, La-Jolla, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Geology

USA Today

Blue lobster gets new home at Maine State Aquarium

WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine - A blue lobster became the star of the show Tuesday at Maine State Aquarium, his new home since a teen and her dad found the rare crustacean Saturday as they checked their lobster Blue lobster gets new home at Maine State Aquarium WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine - A blue lobster became the star of the show Tuesday at Maine ... (more)


Related Topix: West Boothbay Harbor, ME, Boothbay Harbor, ME, Scarborough, ME, Science, Old Orchard Beach, ME, Orono, ME

Criminal Report Daily

Antarctic Marine Life Mapped in New Atlas: Photos

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research has just published what it calls the most thorough audit of marine life in the Antarctic Ocean.


Related Topix: Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Plastics may pose a greater threat than climate change

The world's leading expert on the poisoning of the oceans has described how he was "utterly shocked" by the true amount of plastic floating on the sea, warning that it potentially posed a bigger threat to the planet than climate change.


Related Topix: Aquaculture, Science, Long Beach, CA

Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Most Complete Antarctic Map for Climate Research Publicly Available

The University of Waterloo has unveiled a new satellite image of Antarctica, and the imagery will help scientists all over the world gain new insight into the effects of climate change.


Related Topix: Aerospace-Defense, Computers, IT Services, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, Retail, Household Products, Media Arts Group, Science

Science, Industry and Business

Geologist Discovers Natural Methane Seepage in an Unlikely Place

New questions about geology, oceanography and seafloor ecosystems are being raised because of research by a Mississippi State University geologist.


Related Topix: Geology, Science, Mississippi State University, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, North Carolina


Climate change is happening, and it won't be denied

There is no doubt about it: human-driven climate change is a thing, and it's not going to stop unless we do something about it.


Related Topix: Science, Opinion

A catch in TWO million: Mega rare blue lobster is snared by teenager

Meghan LaPlante, 14 was lobster fishing with her father Jay when they discovered "Skyler', who is an extremely unlikely colour for a crustacean Jay LaPlante and his 14-year-old daughter Meghan, were out at sea hauling traps off the coast, near Portland, Maine, when they unloaded a pot containing the spectacular two-pound azure lobster.


Related Topix: Portland, ME, Science, Weird

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Science Blog

An Ancient Story of Survival

The blast that killed the dinosaurs was assumed to have killed most other life as well; Scripps researchers find, however, that some fishes fared better than others Sixty-six million years ago, a giant rock from space crashed on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, throwing up a cloud of dust big enough to envelop the planet in darkness for at least several ... (more)


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, UC San Diego, Italy, World News, Yale University

Balloon Juice

From the frying pan

The planet Earth just had the hottest June on record and July was the 4th hottest in history .


Related Topix: Global Warming, Science, Hatteras, NC, US News, Liberal Political News


Sylvia Earle dives into 'Mission Blue' to save oceans

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


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CBS Local

Endangered Coral Reefs Launch Underwater Mapping Off Ocean City Coast

Coral reefs are early victims of climate change. Warming oceans and more acidic water are believed to have killed off 40 percent of the world's coral.


Related Topix: Science