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With Shutdown Over, Scientists Assess the Damage

Government labs are turning on their lights—but many Antarctic scientists are still in limbo.

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Tracking Killer Tornadoes

The massive tornado that struck Oklahoma this week was the product of specific atmospheric conditions—and bad luck.

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Seeing Sandy From Space

Scientists are taking a long view of Sandy.

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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