Highly detailed sonar systems aboard the research vessel Pritchard gave researchers a clear view of the sediment on the seafloor off Long Island. Courtesy of John Goff/University Of Texas hide caption

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Sand After Sandy: Scientists Map Seafloor For Sediment

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Scientists Discover Dung Beetles Use The Milky Way For GPS

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The eye of Hurricane Earl in the Atlantic Ocean, seen from a NASA research aircraft on Aug. 30, 2010. This flight through the eyewall caught Earl just as it was intensifying from a Category 2 to a Category 4 hurricane. Researchers collected air samples on this flight from about 30,000 feet over both land and sea and close to 100 different species of bacteria. Jane Peterson/NASA hide caption

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Bird, Plane, Bacteria? Microbes Thrive In Storm Clouds

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Turning Girl Scout Cookies Into Graphene

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Shakespeare's Sonnets, Encoded In DNA

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Canine Mystery: How Dogs Became Man's Best Friend

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Research Looks At Starchy Diet's Role In Dogs' Evolution

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Women smoke in New York City's Times Square. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Female Smokers Face Greater Risk Than Previously Thought

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William Shakespeare, depicted in this 17th century painting, penned his sonnets on parchment. Now his words have found a new home ... in twisting strands of DNA. Attributed to John Taylor/National Portrait Gallery hide caption

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Shall I Encode Thee In DNA? Sonnets Stored On Double Helix

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Health workers in Nepal culled chickens and destroyed eggs following an outbreak of bird flu in Kathmandu in October 2012. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Put An End To Moratorium On Bird Flu Research

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Two chimps groom each other at the Save the Chimps facility in Florida. The National Institutes of Health owns about 360 chimpanzees that aren't yet retired and that are living at research facilities; new guidelines say most of its chimps should be retired. Save the Chimps hide caption

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Rules Would Retire Most Research Chimps

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Edward Tufte Wants You to See Better

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