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First Observations of Fine-Scale Juvenile Sablefish Movements in the Wild

First Observations of Fine-Scale Juvenile Sablefish Movements in the Wild

Sablefish, butterfish, black cod – by any name, people call this fish delicious. Its delicate texture, buttery flavor and rich omega-3 content add up to a high value fishery: while sablefish make up a small portion of commercial catch by volume, their high price generates a lot of…

New Look at 2004’s Martian Hole-in-One Site

New Look at 2004’s Martian Hole-in-One Site

A new observation from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures the landing platform that the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater more than 13 years and 27 miles (or 44 kilometers) ago. A series of bounces and tumbles after initial touchdown plunked the airbag-cushioned lander into the…

Cassini Completes Final — and Fateful — Titan Flyby

Cassini Completes Final — and Fateful — Titan Flyby

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn’s hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet. The spacecraft made its 127th and final close approach to Titan on April 21 at 11:08 p.m. PDT (2:08 a.m.…

Retreating Yukon Glacier Causes a River to Disappear

Retreating Yukon Glacier Causes a River to Disappear

The massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in northern Canada has retreated about a mile up its valley over the past…

Asteroid to Fly Safely Past Earth on April 19

Asteroid to Fly Safely Past Earth on April 19

A relatively large near-Earth asteroid discovered nearly three years ago will fly safely past Earth on April 19…

Scientists Discover Fossil of Dinosaur Ancestor with Surprising Croc-Like Appearance

Scientists Discover Fossil of Dinosaur Ancestor with Surprising Croc-Like Appearance

Scientists have long wondered what the earliest dinosaur relatives looked like. Most assumed they would resemble miniature dinosaurs,…

Study Reveals 10,000 Years of Genetic Continuity in Northwest

Study Reveals 10,000 Years of Genetic Continuity in Northwest

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A study of the DNA in ancient skeletal remains adds to the evidence that indigenous…

Archaeologist Explains Innovation of “Fluting” Ancient Stone Weaponry

Archaeologist Explains Innovation of “Fluting” Ancient Stone Weaponry

Approximately 13,500 years after nomadic Clovis hunters crossed the frozen land bridge from Asia to North America, researchers…

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