Christopher Joyce Christopher Joyce is a correspondent on the science desk at NPR. His stories can be heard on all of NPR's news programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.
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Large cracks in the sidewalk in Coyle, Okla., appeared after several earthquakes on Jan. 24. J Pat Carter/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Geology Maps Reveal Areas Vulnerable To Man-Made Quakes

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For 15 years, biologists in single-person, ultralight aircraft would each lead an experimental flock of young whooping cranes from Wisconsin to a winter home in Florida. But not anymore. Dave Umberger/AP hide caption

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To Make A Wild Comeback, Cranes Need More Than Flying Lessons

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The half-naked hatchetfish, shown here munching on a shrimp, is just one of many billions of mesopelagic ocean fish that migrate up and down the water column each day to hunt food and avoid predators. Wikimedia hide caption

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Mysterious Ocean Buzz Traced To Daily Fish Migration

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A reconstruction of a Neanderthal man (right) based on skull found at the La Ferrassie rock shelter in Dordogne Valley, France. He's face to face with a male Homo sapien. Philippe Plailly & Atelier Daynes/Science Source hide caption

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Science Seeks Clues To Human Health In Neanderthal DNA

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The totoaba is prized for its large bladder. Richard Herrmann/Minden Pictu via Corbis hide caption

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Chinese Taste For Fish Bladder Threatens Rare Porpoise In Mexico

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This San Francisco home collapsed in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which also claimed dozens of lives. ADAM TEITELBAUM/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Quake Warning System Could Save Lives When Seconds Count

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New York City called a travel ban on vehicles in Times Square and elsewhere during last weekend's storm, which broke snowfall records all along the Mid-Atlantic coast. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption

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A Big El Niño Was The Likely Instigator Of Last Week's Blizzard

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Part of the main street in Hilo, Hawaii, was flattened by a tsunami in April 1946. That big wave was triggered by a quake near the Aleutian Islands, where the edges of two tectonic plates continue to collide. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Aleutian Quake Zone Could Shoot Big Tsunamis To Hawaii, California

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Bo Sailor watches Thursday as high surf crashes into the seawall before spilling onto Channel Drive in Montecito, Calif. An ocean-water-quality advisory was issued for the area after a number of December and early-January storms pummeled Southern California with heavy rainfall. Mike Eliason/AP hide caption

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U.S. Weather Wet And Wild In 2015, Though No Big Hurricanes

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How Sound Reveals The Invisible Within Us

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Experts Explain Why 2015 Is A Warm One For Earth's Climate

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Negotiators In Paris Sign Off On Ambitious Climate Deal

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What The Last-Minute Climate Deal-Making Means For the Pact

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Paris Climate Talks Conclude With Landmark International Agreement

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Paris Climate Negotiators Continue Into Overtime

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