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Researchers soak up data from Mission 31

A giant barrel sponge living in the backyard of the underwater research vessel Aquarius may be one of the planet's oldest living creatures. Topping more than 2,000 years of age, these marine organisms filter ...

May 29, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Better science for better fisheries management

Jon Grabowski, a marine science and fisheries expert at Northeastern University's Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts, has been working with other fisheries scientists as well as economists, social ...

May 19, 2014 not rated yet 0

Climate negotiation as a bargaining game

For more than two decades, members of the United Nations have sought to forge an agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. But so far, these international climate negotiations have had limited ...

May 12, 2014 2.9 / 5 (8) 0

Stuck in the middle with oysters and crabs

Northeastern University ecologist David Kimbro claims to have watched a lot of TV growing up, particularly The Brady Bunch. "You could kind of get a flavor for how an episode was going to turn out based on ...

May 08, 2014 not rated yet 0

How to fix the Internet's plumbing problem

(Phys.org) —Twenty-five years ago, an engineer at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva Switzerland, had an idea that would change the world. Tim Berners Lee sent a memo to his ...

Apr 25, 2014 4.4 / 5 (5) 0

A beautiful, peculiar molecule

"Carbon is peculiar," said Nobel laureate Sir Harold Kroto. "More peculiar than you think." He was speaking to a standing-room-only audience that filled the Raytheon Amphitheater on Monday afternoon for the ...

Apr 16, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Computing's invisible challenge

To us, it may not seem like a big deal: CNN's website is taking too long to load. The day's most popular YouTube video won't stop buffering. "Twitter is over capacity." While these little hiccups in usability ...

Apr 08, 2014 1 / 5 (2) 0

3Qs: An engineer's breakdown of a landslide

On March 22, a hillside collapsed near Oso, Wash., causing a 1,500-foot wide mudslide in what has been dubbed a "high-risk area" and which claimed at least two dozen lives. A mudslide, a subset of the larger ...

Mar 31, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0