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WTKR Norfolk
Deep-sea 'purple sock' provides clues to early lifeA new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has b
Deep-sea 'purple sock' provides clues to early life
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 19 hours ago
A new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been identified as an early form of life in a discovery that will help scientists understand how animals have evolved over time. The very simple creature, Xenoturbella,... Read more
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KTLA-TV Los Angeles
New Species of Deep-Sea Creature That Resembles Purple Sock Provides Clues to Early LifeA new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has b
New Species of Deep-Sea Creature That Resembles Purple Sock Provides Clues to Early Life
KTLA-TV Los Angeles / Posted yesterday
A new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been identified as an early form of life in a discovery that will help scientists understand how animals have evolved over time. A new species of deep-sea creature that... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Why Are There So Few New Antibiotics?For more than a decade, health experts have been warning us that antibiotics ar
Why Are There So Few New Antibiotics?
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted yesterday
For more than a decade, health experts have been warning us that antibiotics are becoming less and less effective. There's widespread fear that the world might revert to the era when common infections were fatal. (Video via Wexler Film Productions /... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Why Are There So Few New Antibiotics?For more than a decade, health experts have been warning us that antibiotics ar
Why Are There So Few New Antibiotics?
KIVI Boise / Posted yesterday
For more than a decade, health experts have been warning us that antibiotics are becoming less and less effective. There's widespread fear that the world might revert to the era when common infections were fatal. (Video via Wexler Film Productions /... Read more
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WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
Deep-Sea 'Purple Sock' Provides Clues to Early LifeA new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has b
Deep-Sea 'Purple Sock' Provides Clues to Early Life
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines / Posted 2 days ago
A new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been identified as an early form of life in a discovery that will help scientists understand how animals have evolved over time. A new species of deep-sea creature that... Read more
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FOX 13 Utah
Deep-sea 'purple sock' provides clues to early life(CNN) — A new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple so
Deep-sea 'purple sock' provides clues to early life
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 2 days ago
(CNN) — A new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been identified as an early form of life in a discovery that will help scientists understand how animals have evolved over time. The very simple creature,... Read more
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FOX 8 Cleveland
Scientists solve mystery of deep-sea 'purple sock'A new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has b
Scientists solve mystery of deep-sea 'purple sock'
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted 2 days ago
A new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been identified as an early form of life in a discovery that will help scientists understand how animals have evolved over time. The very simple creature, Xenoturbella,... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
Deep-sea 'purple sock' provides clues to early lifeA new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has b
Deep-sea 'purple sock' provides clues to early life
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 2 days ago
A new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been identified as an early form of life in a discovery that will help scientists understand how animals have evolved over time. The very simple creature, Xenoturbella,... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Here's one of our earliest ancestors - that looks strangely like a fried dessertScientists have found one of human's earliest ancestors 12,000 feet deep under
Here's one of our earliest ancestors - that looks strangely like a fried dessert
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
Scientists have found one of human's earliest ancestors 12,000 feet deep under the ocean - a weird pink worm named after a doughnut. The four-inch (10 cm) long Xenoturbella churro - named for its resemblance to the popular fried-dough pastry - is... Read more
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Daily Mail
Worm named after a pastry discovered 12,000 feet under the seaBizarre pink worm found in the ocean depths is named 'churro' because of its si
Worm named after a pastry discovered 12,000 feet under the sea
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Bizarre pink worm found in the ocean depths is named 'churro' because of its similarity to the Spanish pastry Four new species of Xenoturbella were found off the coast of California One - Xenoturbella churro - was named after a Spanish fried-dough... Read more
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PhysOrg
Team discovers four new deep-sea worm speciesA pastel painting of a new species, Xenoturbella profunda, found by researchers
Team discovers four new deep-sea worm species
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
A pastel painting of a new species, Xenoturbella profunda, found by researchers in a hydrothermal vent in the Gulf of California. Credit: John Meszaros A pink flatworm-like animal known by a single species found in waters off Sweden has puzzled... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study finds toxic pollutants in fish across the world's oceansStudy finds toxic pollutants in fishacross the World's oceans. Credit: Scripps
Study finds toxic pollutants in fish across the world's oceans
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
Study finds toxic pollutants in fishacross the World's oceans. Credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world's oceans are contaminated with industrial and... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
El Niño still strong despite warmer temperaturesDespite a recent stretch of warm weather in San Diego, climate experts say ther
El Niño still strong despite warmer temperatures
KGTV San Diego / Posted 11 days ago
Despite a recent stretch of warm weather in San Diego, climate experts say there is still a good chance for more strong El Niño storms for the next 2-3 months. Experts from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the Desert Research... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
El Niño Gives Glimpse Of Sea Level Rise On San Diego BeachesSea cliffs have crumbled and several beaches in North County have eroded down t
El Niño Gives Glimpse Of Sea Level Rise On San Diego Beaches
KPBS San Diego / Posted 12 days ago
Sea cliffs have crumbled and several beaches in North County have eroded down to pebbles by high tides and El Niño storms. This winter may reveal how expensive it would be to preserve San Diego beaches as sea levels rise. Encinitas Lifeguard Capt.... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
Maine Native And NASA Astronaut Honors Space Shuttle Challenger CrewEvent Scheduled For Next Week At The Challenger Learning Center Maine’s newest
Maine Native And NASA Astronaut Honors Space Shuttle Challenger Crew
The Aero-News Network / Posted 13 days ago
Event Scheduled For Next Week At The Challenger Learning Center Maine’s newest NASA astronaut, Jessica Meir, will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the final space shuttle Challenger mission at events scheduled for Jan. 27-28, hosted at the... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Dry In San Diego, Stormy Up NorthSan Diego has stayed pretty dry after an early burst of El Niño-driven storms d
KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Dry In San Diego, Stormy Up North
KPBS San Diego / Posted 16 days ago
San Diego has stayed pretty dry after an early burst of El Niño-driven storms drenched Southern California in early January. But recent storms in Northern California have kept rain and snow levels climbing steadily. So far this wet season, statewide... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
2015 was the hottest year on record, and the forecast for 2016 is warmer yet2015 was Earth's hottest year on record, and it appears the planet is still get
2015 was the hottest year on record, and the forecast for 2016 is warmer yet
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
2015 was Earth's hottest year on record, and it appears the planet is still getting hotter. Barely three weeks into the new year, climate researchers from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are already predicting that the... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Fisherman Hooks Great White Shark on California PierIn another example of El Nino's strange effect on sea creatures, a great white
Fisherman Hooks Great White Shark on California Pier
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 17 days ago
In another example of El Nino's strange effect on sea creatures, a great white shark swam close enough to shore to get hooked by a fisherman off the San Clemente Pier Monday. Penny Novak was taking a midday stroll with her family when she saw a... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
Fisherman Hooks Great White Shark on California PierIn another example of El Nino's strange effect on sea creatures, a great white
Fisherman Hooks Great White Shark on California Pier
NBC Connecticut / Posted 18 days ago
In another example of El Nino's strange effect on sea creatures, a great white shark swam close enough to shore to get hooked by a fisherman off the San Clemente Pier Monday. Penny Novak was taking a midday stroll with her family when she saw a... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Fisherman Hooks Great White Shark on PierIn another example of El Nino's strange effect on sea creatures, a great white
Fisherman Hooks Great White Shark on Pier
NBC San Diego / Posted 19 days ago
In another example of El Nino's strange effect on sea creatures, a great white shark swam close enough to shore to get hooked by a fisherman off the San Clemente Pier Monday. Penny Novak was taking a midday stroll with her family when she saw a... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Venomous snake washes onto California beachA distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach
Venomous snake washes onto California beach
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 22 days ago
A distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach Tuesday. Local experts confirmed the creature was a yellow-bellied sea snake that is normally found in tropic waters. Its distinct feature is a black top half and a... Read more
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The Manila Times
Palau President Remengesau wins 2016 Peter Benchley AwardJanuary 15, 2016 11:19 pm Palau President Tommy Remengesau jr. President Tomm
Palau President Remengesau wins 2016 Peter Benchley Award
The Manila Times / Posted 22 days ago
January 15, 2016 11:19 pm Palau President Tommy Remengesau jr. President Tommy Remengesau Jr. of the Republic of Palau bagged this year’s Peter Benchley Award for excellence in national... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Venomous snake washes onto California beachA distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach
Venomous snake washes onto California beach
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 22 days ago
A distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach Tuesday. Local experts confirmed the creature was a yellow-bellied sea snake that is normally found in tropic waters. Its distinct feature is a black top half and a... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Venomous snake washes onto California beachA distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach
Venomous snake washes onto California beach
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 22 days ago
A distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach Tuesday. Local experts confirmed the creature was a yellow-bellied sea snake that is normally found in tropic waters. Its distinct feature is a black top half and a... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Venomous snake washes onto California beachA distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach
Venomous snake washes onto California beach
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 22 days ago
A distinctly venomous snake measuring 20 inches washed onto a California beach Tuesday. Local experts confirmed the creature was a yellow-bellied sea snake that is normally found in tropic waters. Its distinct feature is a black top half and a... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study finds high melt rates on Antarctica's most stable ice shelfPhase sensitive radar system used by the Scripps Oceanography team to collect d
Study finds high melt rates on Antarctica's most stable ice shelf
PhysOrg / Posted 23 days ago
Phase sensitive radar system used by the Scripps Oceanography team to collect data. Credit: Scripps Oceanography/Oliver Marsh A new Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego-led study measured a melt rate that is 25 times higher than... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Venomous Sea Snake Washes Up on California BeachA 20-inch-long, venomous, yellow-bellied sea snake, rarely seen on the Californ
Venomous Sea Snake Washes Up on California Beach
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 23 days ago
A 20-inch-long, venomous, yellow-bellied sea snake, rarely seen on the California coast, washed up on Coronado's north beach Tuesday. Coronado lifeguards snapped a picture of the potentially dangerous creature, showing it not far from a lifeguard... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Another rare, venomous sea serpent washes ashore in Southern CaliforniaFor the third time in recent months, a rare venomous sea snake has washed up on
Another rare, venomous sea serpent washes ashore in Southern California
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 23 days ago
For the third time in recent months, a rare venomous sea snake has washed up on a Southern California beach, hundreds of miles from its normal waters. The 20-inch-long yellow-bellied serpent was found about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dog Beach in Coronado... Read more
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PhysOrg
New seafloor map helps scientists find new featuresCredit: NASA Earth Observatory maps by Joshua Stevens, using data from Sandwell
New seafloor map helps scientists find new features
PhysOrg / Posted 23 days ago
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory maps by Joshua Stevens, using data from Sandwell, D. et al. (2014) An international scientific team recently published a new map of the ocean floor based on Earth's gravity field, and it is a particularly useful tool.... Read more
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PhysOrg
Sea lion pups washing ashore because ocean can't support themOnce a year in June, sea lion mothers on the Channel Islands give birth to a pu
Sea lion pups washing ashore because ocean can't support them
PhysOrg / Posted 23 days ago
Once a year in June, sea lion mothers on the Channel Islands give birth to a pup. For the next 11 months, the mothers swim off to forage for days to provide food for themselves and milk for their progeny. But in early 2015, calorie-dense sardines... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Venomous Sea Snake Washes Up on California BeachA 20-inch-long, venomous, yellow-bellied sea snake, rarely seen on the Californ
Venomous Sea Snake Washes Up on California Beach
NBC Bay Area / Posted 24 days ago
A 20-inch-long, venomous, yellow-bellied sea snake, rarely seen on the California coast, washed up on Coronado's north beach Tuesday. Coronado lifeguards snapped a picture of the potentially dangerous creature, showing it not far from a lifeguard... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Rare yellow belly sea snake washes ashore in CoronadoSAN DIEGO – A rare and highly venomous yellow belly sea snake was discovered in
Rare yellow belly sea snake washes ashore in Coronado
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 24 days ago
SAN DIEGO – A rare and highly venomous yellow belly sea snake was discovered in Coronado Tuesday. The snake was found by a person walking on Coronado Beach, closer to Naval Air Station North Island. Coronado Lifeguard Services had the snake as of... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Rare yellow belly sea snake washes ashore in CoronadoSAN DIEGO – A rare and highly venomous yellow belly sea snake was discovered in
Rare yellow belly sea snake washes ashore in Coronado
KGTV San Diego / Posted 24 days ago
SAN DIEGO – A rare and highly venomous yellow belly sea snake was discovered in Coronado Tuesday. The snake was found by a person walking on Coronado Beach, closer to Naval Air Station North Island. Coronado Lifeguard Services had the snake as of... Read more
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PollutionOnline
Ramanathan Takes The BBVA Foundation Award For Demonstrating The Global Warming Impact Of Other Gases And Particles And Showing That Means Are Available Besides Limiting CO2 To Achieve Short-Term Progress Against The ClockBBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change The Indian clim
Ramanathan Takes The BBVA Foundation Award For Demonstrating The Global Warming Impact Of Other Gases And Particles And Showing That Means Are Available Besides Limiting CO2 To Achieve Short-Term Progress Against The Clock
PollutionOnline / Posted 27 days ago
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change The Indian climatologist, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, estimates that by acting on short-lived gases from here to 2030, we can cut in half projected global... Read more
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Orange County Register
Something wrong in the wild: Sea lion pups washing ashore because ocean can't support themOnce a year in June, sea lion mothers on the Channel Islands give birth to a pu
Something wrong in the wild: Sea lion pups washing ashore because ocean can't support them
Orange County Register / Posted 28 days ago
Once a year in June, sea lion mothers on the Channel Islands give birth to a pup. For the next 11 months, the mothers swim off to forage for days to provide food for themselves and milk for their progeny. But in early 2015, calorie-dense sardines... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
KPBS Drought Tracker Update: El Niño Storms Into San DiegoSan Diego may have been drenched by El Niño-driven storms this week. But the la
KPBS Drought Tracker Update: El Niño Storms Into San Diego
KPBS San Diego / Posted 29 days ago
San Diego may have been drenched by El Niño-driven storms this week. But the latest update from the KPBS Drought Tracker shows the rest of California is still on track for a relatively average wet season. This week, San Diego county received a... Read more
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PhysOrg
The floor of the ocean comes into better focusUndersea mountains near the Hawaiian Islands, from the Marine Geoscience Data S
The floor of the ocean comes into better focus
PhysOrg / Posted 29 days ago
Undersea mountains near the Hawaiian Islands, from the Marine Geoscience Data System. Images of the mountains and nearby seafloor are derived from sonar readings taken along the paths sailed by research ships. The bottom of the ocean just keeps... Read more

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