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Is swimming with dolphins a good idea?

Spinner dolphins sleep during the day, so when tourists, like this young woman, approach them, their rest is disturbed. Wolfgang Pölzer/Alamy Stock Photo By Virginia…

Logging in Europe’s primeval forest ruled illegal

Protesters march against logging last August in the Białowieża Forest. Czarek Sokolowski/Associated Press By Erik StokstadApr. 18, 2018 , 5:45 PM Europe’s top court has…

The March for Science 2018 is underway

In Washington, D.C. last year, science marchers had to battle cold, wet weather. This year’s event is expected to take place under friendlier skies. Science/Bill…

Canadian ice cap conceals supersalty lakes

Anja Rutishauser By Sid PerkinsApr. 11, 2018 , 2:00 PM At least two large, supersalty lakes lie deep beneath an ice cap in far northeastern…

How blood-red ants became slave snatchers

A blood-red ant (Formica sanguinea) carries a newly acquired slave (F. fusca). Kim Taylor/Minden Pictures By Erica TennenhouseApr. 11, 2018 , 11:45 AM Every summer,…

Mosquito spit can bust blood clots in mice

Pixabay/Pexels By Vanessa ZainzingerApr. 10, 2018 , 4:30 PM Does your blood run thick? A bit of mosquito saliva might one day be just what…

China asserts firm grip on research data

iStock.com/erhui1979 By Dennis NormileApr. 9, 2018 , 1:15 PM SHANGHAI, CHINA—In a move few scientists anticipated, the Chinese government has decreed that all scientific data…

Mercury’s ‘snakes’ get formal names

Carnegie Institution of Washington/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/NASA By Nola Taylor ReddApr. 9, 2018 , 12:20 PM When NASA’s Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry,…

Polar sea ice leads to more productive oceans

Scientists analyzed fatty chemicals in the digestive glands (yellow-green mass) and stomachs of Antarctic krill to reveal that polar ice is a crucial part of…