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Science: February 2012 Archives

Citizen Science

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

A new force of field scientists, made up of average people, is out gathering scientific evidence to help their communities and environment. They're called Extreme Citizen Scientists, and while some researchers are enthusiastic about the development, critics say citizen science isn't all that scientific. Michael Bhardwaj has a look.

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Science: Bubble Curtains?

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

bubble.jpgScientists are experimenting with ways to spare whales and dolphins by turning the volume down on underwater noise. Michael Bhardwaj looks at the idea, and why some reasearchers worry about the science.

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Attack of the Giant Jellyfish

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Thumbnail image for giant-jellyfish.jpgPicture this: An army of giant jellyfish swarms a Japanese harbour...paralyzing the port and even capsizing a ship. What made the 2009 incident particularly troubling was that there appeared to be a growing pattern of giant jellyfish invasions in the world's oceans. Michael Bhardwaj takes a closer look.

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