Kara Zuczek

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How computer-generated fake papers are flooding academia

More and more academic papers that are essentially gobbledegook are being written by computer programs – and accepted at conferences<p>• Higgs would not have found his boson in today's publish-or-perish research culture<p>Like all the best hoaxes, there was a serious point to be made. Three MIT graduate …

Behold! The Car-Size, Six-Legged Crabster

This crab is more than just a glorified crustacean meant for fancy dinners.<p>The world’s largest and deepest underwater-walking robot, the 1,400-pound Crabster CR200, was designed to scuttle along the seafloor like a monstrous crustacean. Its possible vocations include scientific explorer, commercial …

Alarming Video Shows Arctic Ice Disappearing

Old ice in the Arctic is vanishing. That's a problem, since it's more resistant to melting than young ice.<p>You've probably heard that ice in the Arctic is melting. But you may have never seen it shown this clearly. A video from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration shows 27 years of ice …

Global Warming

Busted: International Narwhal Tusk Smuggling Ring

Keep your hands off the whale<p>Narwhals are just a bit safer today. A multiyear investigation has resulted in arrests connected with illegal transporting of the whale tusks across international borders. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Law Enforcement, the U.S. Fish and …

The Strange Beauty Of Bioluminescent Fish

The new book Fire in the Sea brings one eccentric marine biologist's paintings out of obscurity.<p>David McKee, a retired biology professor from Texas A&M University, never got the chance to talk to Henry Compton about his art. Compton, an eccentric marine biologist and local fishing pier manager, …

Is 'beach nourishment' worth the cost? - Futurity

A computer model may help coastal managers better understand the long-term cost and effects of storms, sea-level rise, and beach restoration …

Sea Level

The Tiny Culprit Behind A Graveyard of Ancient Whales

As the Pan-American Highway snakes its way through Chile, it passes through a place called Cerro Ballena. The site is in the middle of the driest desert in the world, and just an hour away from the mine where 33 unfortunate miners were trapped a few years back. That particular stretch of road is …

Best Black Skinny Jeans: The Top 5 Pants You Need In Your Closet

<i>This list was assembled with data provided by Rank & Style.</i><p>When thinking of your wardrobe classics, we would have to guess that white tees and blue jeans are already in your aresenal. But for some reason, it can be so hard to find a good, sturdy pair of black skinny jeans. They tend to fade and …