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15 December 2017

Proteins in shark teeth could hint at what they eat

Certain molecules found in shark teeth proteins could tell scientists how the predators are connected to other animals in the food web, according to new research.

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Coastal erosion threatens archaeological sites along Greenland’s fjords

Hundreds of archaeology sites lie along the shores of Greenland’s fjords and coasts, revealing the entirety of the country’s ancestral cultures from as many as four thousand years ago. Coastal erosion, however, may soon drop many of those ancestral links into the ocean.

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Subterranean Serendipity: Scientists stumble upon a new way to sample magma

Scientists have never directly observed magma beneath the Earth’s surface. But thanks to the discovery of easily accessible magma chambers, it may now be possible, report scientists at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans.

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14 December 2017

Earwax like ice cores: Unlocking the past hidden in whale earplugs

Data collectors are cruising around oceans worldwide, following blooms of productivity and accumulating decades of information—all from earwax. New research shows whale earplugs provide records of the animals’ movements and diets over the course of their long lives.

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The continental U.S. is experiencing more flooding, and earlier in the year

The frequency of flooding in the continental U.S. is increasing, and seasonality of floods is shifting, according to new research.

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