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A Pretty Pink Nudibranch Moves North, and It's a 'Canary in the Tidepool' for Climate Change

<b>T</b><p>erry Gosliner, the curator of invertebrate zoology at the California Academy of Sciences and one of the world’s leading authorities on the …

Nature

Gardening Tips Pt I: DIY Raised Beds

Let’s talk about gardening. Do you keep a garden? It’s such a great way to be economical with your time and money, plus it encourages eating a …

U.S. Pacific Blue Whales Seen Rebounding Close To Historic Levels

Decades after the threat of extinction led to them being protected from whalers, there are now about 2,200 blue whales off the West Coast, according to a new study. That's roughly 97 percent of historical levels, say researchers at the University of Washington who call their findings a conservation …

Photo by @thomaspeschak Today the Indonesian government announces the establishment of the world's largest manta ray sanctuary, encompassing a massive 6 million square-km of ocean! This new legislation enforces full, nationwide protection for both manta species across Indonesia! #mantaray #Indonesia @shawnheinrichs @wildaid @mantatrust @indonesianmantaproject @saveourseasfoundation

The Blood Harvest

Each year, half a million horseshoe crabs are captured and bled alive to create an unparalleled biomedical technology.<p>The thing about the blood that everyone notices first: It's blue, baby blue.<p>The marvelous thing about horseshoe crab blood, though, isn't the color. It's a chemical found only in …

Seeing the Ocean With A Buzzing Nose

Science & InnovationThe Loom<p>The challenge–and the pleasure–that evolutionary biologists face in their work is deciphering the history of nature, no matter how weird it gets. And nature doesn’t get much weirder than a beluga whale singing through its nose to see the ocean.<p>Ordinary vision doesn’t …

Biomimicry: Ant movements inspire tunnel-digging robots

Biomimicry is a great tool to solve problems. Rather than reinvent the wheel, we can often look at the solutions that nature has come up with over …

2013's Best Visualizations Offer A New View Of Science

A competition from the National Science Foundation and the journal Science honors the best scientific videos, games, posters, and images.<p>Science is so much more engaging when you can actually see it. Yesterday, the journal <i>Science</i> and the National Science Foundation released the winners of the …

Starlings at Sunset | video

This video tracks the movements of each individual bird in this murmuration of starlings as they sit on power lines, pause and fly as the sun sets.<p>Once again, it is Caturday, so you all know what that means: let's watch a video!<p>As a birder, one of the things that fascinates me is the motion of …