Matthew Siegler

Dec. 07, 2012

Curiosity 2.0? NASA Announces New Mars Rover Plans

NASA officials weigh in on the flurry of planetary science news from the past week.

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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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