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James Cameron releases results from his deep dive to the Mariana Trench[nature.com]Dec 05, 2012
 
   James Cameron releases results from his deep dive to the Mariana Trench.
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Study finds that the Dead Sea almost dried up over 100,000 years ago[phys.org]Apr 10, 2012
 
   Study finds that the Dead Sea almost dried up over 100,000 years ago.
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Newest Canary Island pictured rising from the deep, formed by volcanic activity[newscientist.com]Nov 11, 2011
 
   Newest Canary Island pictured rising from the deep, formed by volcanic activity.
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Headache Tree Gets Deciphered[sciencenews.org]Nov 03, 2011
 
   A species of tree known as Umbellularia Californica has been known to give headaches to those who take a whiff of its leaves, and until now scientists didn't know why.
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Geologists Prepare to Drill Into Ancient Antarctic Lake Ellsworth[wired.com]Oct 11, 2011
 
   Geologists Prepare to Drill Into Ancient Antarctic Lake Ellsworth.
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Flower Evolution Shaped By Bats[newscientist.com]Jul 28, 2011
 
    Given the shape of this particular Cuban flower, its echo signature is the same from a nearly 80 degree arc in any direction. This adaptation is speculated to have come about due to interactions with bats that use echos to find relevant locations.
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Asian Tiger Mosquito No More[scienceblog.com]Jul 22, 2011
 
    By utilizing a multi-step plan including education on eliminating stagnant water in gardens, applying insecticides to tanks and drains, removing vegetation and cleaning out trash, scientists from the University of Alabama, Birmingham have noticed stark reductions in the local mosquito populations.
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Easy Mass Extinction[arstechnica.com]Jul 22, 2011
 
    Though volcano's were thought to support the mass extinctions from 200 million years ago, new theories are suggesting that there were more factors involved.
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Half Of Earth's Heat Is Radioactive[newscientist.com]Jul 19, 2011
 
    Researchers using an antennae buried in Japan discovered that measurements of antineutrinos suggest about half of Earth's heat comes from the radioactive decay of uranium and thorium. The uncertainty is so small that it's also suggested that some of that decay occurs in the mantle, not just the core.
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The Most Effective Fences Use Bees[wired.com]Jul 14, 2011
 
    Farmers in Kenya, desperate for anything to prevent night time raids of their crops by the rebounding elephant population, have found that using beehives as fences proved to be the most effective means of crop-saving control.
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