Inger Damon

May. 16, 2014

Should the Last Samples of Smallpox Virus Be Saved?

World health experts will meet to discuss whether or not to destroy the last live samples of smallpox virus.

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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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