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Red algae reaches Sydney shores, closes iconic beach

Red algae reaches Sydney shores, closes iconic beach | Science Geek | Scoop.it
Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach were closed to swimmers on Tuesday as a red algae bloom drifted close to shore, Agence France-Presse reports.
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Google Maps Lets You Explore The Last Great Frontier On Earth: The Ocean

Google Maps Lets You Explore The Last Great Frontier On Earth: The Ocean | Science Geek | Scoop.it
Google Maps has been enjoying the spotlight recently, thanks to Apple’s decision to boot the app from its mobile devices and introduce its own ‘not-ready-for-primetime’ mapping service in iOS6.
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The Butterflies And Beetles Behind Evolution : NPR

Alfred Russel Wallace was Darwin's colleague, a globe-trotting naturalist who helped shape the theory of evolution.
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Honey, The Americans Shrank The Apple Trees : NPR

Honey, The Americans Shrank The Apple Trees : NPR | Science Geek | Scoop.it
American apple trees used to be big. So what made them shrink? Farmers decided to use dwarfing rootstocks.
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A Berry So Shiny, It's Irresistible (And Inedible) : NPR

Birds are drawn to the blue berries of the tropical Pollia condensata plant; scientists are just as intrigued with the small shiny fruits. A recent study shows that the berries are more intensely reflective than any other living thing.
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Great Bee Count Tracks Dwindling Species

Great Bee Count Tracks Dwindling Species | Science Geek | Scoop.it
Survival of native wild North American bees in question...

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Scourge of the Lionfish - NYTimes.com

Scourge of the Lionfish - NYTimes.com | Science Geek | Scoop.it
The problem: they'll eat anything in sight. Forty-plus kinds of native fishes have been found in their bellies, including young snappers and groupers and others of commercial, ecological and culinary value.

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Half Of Great Barrier Reef Lost Over Past 27 Years, More To Come

Half Of Great Barrier Reef Lost Over Past 27 Years, More To Come | Science Geek | Scoop.it
The news ain’t so good from the Great Barrier Reef. According to a new study, the massive reef has lost half of its coral cover over the last 27 years.
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Cabinet of Wonders: Personal Collection of Alfred Russel Wallace?

An antique cabinet acquired inadvertently by a Washington, D.C. lawyer turned out to hold Alfred Russel Wallace's collection of 1,700 specimens housed in 26 ...
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Spooky shrunken heads buried in the garden? No, they’re just seed pods, says expert

Spooky shrunken heads buried in the garden? No, they’re just seed pods, says expert | Science Geek | Scoop.it
No-one wants to make a grisly discovery at the bottom of their garden, especially when it comes in the shape of four tiny shrunken heads.
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ScienceShot: Lonely Plant Enlists Ants - ScienceNOW

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230-Million-Year-Old Mite Found in Amber

230-Million-Year-Old Mite Found in Amber | Science Geek | Scoop.it
The miniature spider relatives are one of the oldest creepy-crawlies found preserved in amber yet.
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Flight Of The Bumblebee: From India To Europe, Are We Poisoning Our Future? By Colin Todhunter

Flight Of The Bumblebee: From India To Europe, Are We Poisoning Our Future? By Colin Todhunter | Science Geek | Scoop.it

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