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To See the Best Christmas Trees, You’ll Need Scuba Gear

They don’t burrow into it. Instead, they latch on to a dead spot or wound and start making their tubes. By adjusting the tube’s growth rate to match the coral’s growth, the worm keeps up with the coral growing around its tube and maintains an entrance to its home. Settled …

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Back to Saturn? Five Missions Proposed to Follow Cassini

Titan As a spacecraft, Dragonfly would be an oddity: It would have propellers, like a helicopter — “a nuclear quadcopter to look for life on Saturn’s moon, Titan,” Peter Bedini, a program manager at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, said in a recent talk. “Seems kind of straightforward. Or arbitrary.” …

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Antarctic Ice Reveals Earth’s Accelerating Plant Growth

The increase is because of the carbon dioxide that humans are putting into the atmosphere, which fertilizes the plants, Dr. Campbell said. The carbon in the extra plant growth amounts to a staggering 28 billion tons each year. For a sense of scale, that is three times the carbon stored …

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CRISPR-carrying nanoparticles edit the genome

In a new study, MIT researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system and specifically modify genes in mice. The team used nanoparticles to carry the CRISPR components, eliminating the need to use viruses for delivery. Using the new delivery technique, the researchers were able to cut …

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Battery-powered Mug | Technology Org

If you are in the wilderness and there is no ability make fire and boil water, there is a solution, called Cauldryn is a battery-powered mug. It has  a Fyre heating element, which attaches to the base of a vacuum-insulated 473 ml bottle, and can be set to four different temperatures: …

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Stopping Autoplay Videos on Safari

Q. Is it true you can now stop those annoying videos that automatically play on some websites in the Safari browser? A. As part of its macOS High Sierra update for its computers, Apple has added controls to Safari, the company’s web browser, that stop loud videos from unexpectedly blaring. …

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Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands

From rising seas to the loss of fresh water, islands are among the most vulnerable nations to global warming. Hurricanes, expected to become more ferocious with climate change, pummeled Caribbean island nations into crisis this summer. Irma destroyed nearly every car and building on the island of Barbuda and swelled …

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