Phil Plait

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Predicting When Space Junk Will Come Home To Earth

This weekend, another satellite is scheduled to crash to Earth, just a month after the last one.

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Dec. 25, 2009

2009 Science Year in Review

We'll look back on the year's top science stories, and talk about some that may have received more attention than they deserved.

2009, year in review, editors roundtable

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

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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