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Counting Fish: Wrap Up and Conclusion

Since July 2012, I’ve been posting about a study of artificial reefs along the Texas coast. Scientists at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies in Corpus Christi conducted the research, funded by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, to determine whether these structures increase fish populations, and whether their location, type and [...]

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A plea for basic biology

These days, science funding is like a cage fight—utterly brutal. It’s even harder to compete for funding when you work on microscopic nematode worms that live at the bottom of the ocean. As an undergraduate at King’s College London, I watched with great sadness as the university abolished departments—first chemistry, then biological sciences. At the [...]

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Congress Hammers BP CEO for Dodging Deepwater Spill Responsibility

BP, Deepwater, Hayward

BP CEO Tony Hayward sat alone before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Thursday to answer for his company’s questionable decision to continue drilling this spring at the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil well despite safety concerns and that decision’s catastrophic consequences. The hours of grilling turned up very little new information, [...]

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