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Posted on April 6, 2017 - 7:58pm, by abrown

Via Scienmag

"When it comes to mathematics, girls rate their abilities markedly lower than boys, even when there is no observable difference between the two, according to Florida State University researchers."

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Posted on April 6, 2017 - 7:42pm, by abrown

Via The Washington Post

"Squids, cuttlefish and octopuses do not follow the normal rules of genetic information, according to research published Thursday in the journal Cell. Their RNA is extensively rewritten, particularly the codes for proteins found in the animals' neurons."

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Posted on April 6, 2017 - 7:12pm, by abrown
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Via The Daily Catch

"...it is becoming illegal to trade in devil rays, or any of their parts, such as gill plates, across international borders without permits approving that the trade is not detrimental to the wild population."

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Posted on April 6, 2017 - 9:31am, by abrown

Via Phys.org

"The Great Barrier Reef is under serious threat, as the coral-bleaching crisis continues to unfold. These problems are caused by global climate change, but our ability to react to them – or prevent more harm – is clouded by a tangled web of bureaucracy. Published this week, my latest research shows the increasingly complex systems for governing the Reef are becoming less effective."

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Posted on April 6, 2017 - 9:24am, by abrown
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Via Phys.org

"In a paper published this week in Biological Conservation, a team at the University of Plymouth has warned that 'ghost fishing' – where plastic fishing line and other pollutants entangle marine life – is having an impact upon species such as the Pink Sea Fan."

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Posted on April 5, 2017 - 10:56pm, by abrown
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Via Science News

"Sea ice skylights formed by warming Arctic temperatures increasingly allow enough sunlight into the waters below to spur phytoplankton blooms, new research suggests. Such conditions, probably a rarity more than two decades ago, now extend to roughly 30 percent of the ice-covered Arctic Ocean during July, researchers report March 29 in Science Advances."

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Posted on April 5, 2017 - 10:39pm, by abrown

Via Science Daily

"Scientists studying the Great Barrier Reef have made a breakthrough discovery that could protect one of the Seven Natural Wonders. Biologists believe they can use the powers of attraction to decimate one of the reef's fiercest enemies."

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Posted on April 5, 2017 - 10:23pm, by abrown

Via SBS

"Cyclones generate intense winds and destructive ocean swells that can damage delicate corals, but cyclonic weather conditions also cool down ocean temperatures which could bring relief to the reef in wake of record ocean temperatures last year. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority spokesperson, Mark Read, told SBS News several factors lead to Cyclone Debbie being particularly destructive for the reef."

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