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    Why We Need to Map the Ocean Floor

    Seabed 2030 uses multibeam bathymetry data collection. “You can get very high resolution, down to centimeters, if you bring the sonar very close to the bottom,” says Larry Mayer.GEBCO Larry Mayer, a marine geophysicist, gets shivers when he looks at a night sky of stars. He understands why we explore outer space and NASA has […]

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    How the Neutrino’s Tiny Mass Could Help Solve Big Mysteries

    Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.Of all the known particles in the universe, only photons outnumber neutrinos. Despite their abundance, however, neutrinos are hard to catch and inspect, as they interact with matter only very weakly. About a thousand trillion of the ghostly particles pass through your body every second—with nary a flinch […]

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    Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Trees

    Plants communicate, nurture their seedlings, and get stressed.

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    Are We Flushing Our Resistance to Antibiotics Down the Drain?

    Taking account of the drug-resistant germs turning up in rivers and soils.

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    Nautilus to be Acquired by Ownership Group of Super-Fans

    From the newswire:Award-winning magazine and fast-growing science brand poised for growth Nautilus Members enjoy an ad-free experience. Log in or Join now . An investor group of super-fans has banded together as a single ownership group to acquire Nautilus, the literary science magazine with more than 10 thousand monthly paying subscribers and an online reach of […]

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    Is the Psychology of Greta Thunberg’s Climate Activism Effective?

    Greta Thunberg may have weighted her U.N. remarks toward care and fairness, but she didn’t omit loyalty. “You are failing us,” she said. “But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal.”Photograph by Liv Oeian / Shutterstock Last month, Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage activist, excoriated world leaders for their ongoing failure to address […]