Building a Better Coral Reef by DAMIEN CAVE and JUSTIN GILLIS


By DAMIEN CAVE and JUSTIN GILLIS

As reefs die off, researchers want to breed the world’s hardiest corals in labs and return them to the sea to multiply. The effort raises scientific and ethical questions.

Published: September 20, 2017 at 05:00AM

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A Funeral of 2 Friends: C.I.A. Deaths Rise in Secret Afghan War by ADAM GOLDMAN and MATTHEW ROSENBERG


By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATTHEW ROSENBERG

The number of C.I.A. deaths in Afghanistan rivals those killed in the Southeast Asia conflicts of nearly a half-century ago.

Published: September 6, 2017 at 05:00AM

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State Department Science Envoy Resigns Over Trump’s Charlottesville Response by REUTERS


By REUTERS

One of the U.S. State Department’s three science envoys publicly resigned on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of defections over President Donald Trump’s response to a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Published: August 23, 2017 at 01:51PM

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An Old Fish Farm, but With Gourmet Takeout by ANDREW COTTO


By ANDREW COTTO

As Montauk and Amagansett get fancier, Multi Aquaculture Systems, a rustic fish farm with a market, keeps to a more casual aesthetic.

Published: August 23, 2017 at 03:04PM

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Researchers to Study Chemical Contamination of US Waters by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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University of Rhode Island and Harvard University professors are collaborating through a new research center to study chemicals that have contaminated water at sites nationwide.

Published: August 15, 2017 at 09:21AM

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A Starburst with the Prospect of Gravitational Waves

More than a hundred years after Swift’s discovery of the “starburst” galaxy IC 10, astronomers are studying IC 10 with the most powerful telescopes of the 21st century. via NASA http://ift.tt/2wxOwt0
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Solar Evaporation Ponds Near Moab, Utah

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of solar evaporation ponds outside the city of Moab, Utah. There are 23 colorful ponds spread across 400 acres. They are part of a large operation to mine potassium chloride—more commonly referred to as muriate of potash (MOP)—from ore buried underground. via NASA http://ift.tt/2uGPbGk
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