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A Slippery Slope: How Climate Change is Reshaping the Arctic Landscape

Increasing ground temperatures in the Arctic are indicators of global climate change, but until recently, areas of cold permafrost were thought to be relatively immune to severe impacts.

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U.S. Hit with Two Billion-Dollar Disasters So Far in 2019

The so-called bomb cyclone that brought heavy snow, blizzard conditions and major flooding to the Midwest in March landed with a resounding meteorological “ka-boom!” and became one of two billion-dollar weather and climate disasters this year.

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New Deep-Sea Coral Species Discovered in Atlantic Marine Monument

DNA analysis recently confirmed that Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists and their collaborators at OceanX, the University of Connecticut (UConn), and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) discovered two new species of deep-sea corals during a September 2018 expedition in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument, located about 100 miles from the Northeast U.S. coast.

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Study Confirms and Ranks Nursery Value of Coastal Habitats

A comprehensive analysis of more than 11,000 previous coastal-habitat measurements suggests that mangroves and seagrasses provide the greatest value as “nurseries” for young fishes and invertebrates, providing key guidance for managers of threatened marine resources.

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You Might Not Have Noticed, But About 25 Meteotsunamis Hit the East Coast Each Year

It came as a surprise: A series of large waves rolled into New Jersey's Barnegat Inlet seven years ago, dragging a group of divers up and over a breakwater.

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Deep Stimulation Improves Cognitive Control by Augmenting Brain Rhythms

In a new study that could improve the therapeutic efficacy of deep-brain stimulation (DBS) for psychiatric disorders such as depression, a team of scientists shows that when DBS is applied to a specific brain region, it improves patients’ cognitive control over their behavior by increasing the power of a specific low-frequency brain rhythm in their prefrontal cortex.

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Water and Wastewater Disinfection Can Help Prevent the Spread of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, But What About Their Genes?

Each year at least 2 million Americans are infected with bacteria that cannot be treated with antibiotics, and at least 23,000 of these people die, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Giant Antarctic Sea Spiders Weather Warming by Getting Holey

Scientists have wondered for decades why marine animals that live in the polar oceans and the deep sea can reach giant sizes there, but nowhere else.

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Earliest Life May Have Arisen in Ponds, Not Oceans

Primitive ponds may have provided a suitable environment for brewing up Earth’s first life forms, more so than oceans, a new MIT study finds.

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We Now Know How Insects and Bacteria Control Ice

Contrary to what you may have been taught, water doesn’t always freeze to ice at 32 degrees F (zero degrees C). 

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