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Neil deGrasse Tyson On Exploring Cosmic Frontiers

In Space Chronicles, Tyson argues that space exploration is vital to human progress.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Ira talks with astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson about Pluto, teaching science, and more.

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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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