James Watson

Nov. 16, 2012

The Double Helix and Beyond: Catching Up With James Watson

Nearly 60 years later, James Watson reflects on the legendary race to solve the structure of DNA.

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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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