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A Cultural Catch

A Cultural Catch

Images-Jonathan Malindine The Tlingit and Haida, indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast (NWC), have used carved wooden hooks to catch halibut for centuries. As modern fishing technology crept into use, however, the old hooks practically disappeared from the sea. But they thrived on land — as decorative art.…

Ancient Fossil Reveals First Evidence of Live Birth in Animals Thought to Lay Eggs

Ancient Fossil Reveals First Evidence of Live Birth in Animals Thought to Lay Eggs

  The first ever evidence of live birth in an animal group previously thought to lay eggs exclusively has been discovered by an international team of scientists, including a paleontologist from the University of Bristol. The remarkable 250 million-year-old fossil from China shows an embryo inside the mother.…

Would You Climb In This Capsule To Survive A Tsunami?

Would You Climb In This Capsule To Survive A Tsunami?

  OCEAN PARK, WASHINGTON — A small company in the northwestern U.S. is drawing global interest in a high tech way to survive a tsunami. The company has created an escape pod, called a survival capsule that could also protect residents on vulnerable coastlines in the event of a…

The First Humans Arrived in North America a Lot Earlier than Believed

The First Humans Arrived in North America a Lot Earlier than Believed

  The timing of the first entry of humans into North America across the Bering Strait has now…

How Darkness and Cold Killed the Dinosaurs

How Darkness and Cold Killed the Dinosaurs

  66 million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately…

Fish Habitat Formed by Slow-Growing Corals may Recover More Slowly in a Changing Climate

Fish Habitat Formed by Slow-Growing Corals may Recover More Slowly in a Changing Climate

  Managing fisheries means more than managing fish. To keep fisheries sustainable, managers need to make sure the…

Arctic Sea Ice Loss Impacts Beluga Whale Migration

Arctic Sea Ice Loss Impacts Beluga Whale Migration

  The annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska is altered by sea ice changes in the…

Fast Radio Burst Tied to Distant Dwarf Galaxy and, Perhaps, Magnetar

Fast Radio Burst Tied to Distant Dwarf Galaxy and, Perhaps, Magnetar

One of the rare and brief bursts of cosmic radio waves that have puzzled astronomers since they were…

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