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  • Super Typhoon Haiyan approaches the Philippines on November 7, 2013. Tropical cyclones like Haiyan have become more powerful since the 1970s.| NASA Warming ocean temperatures seem to have intensified storms in the northwestern Pacific by about 10% in the past two decades, according to a new study...
  • Removing the across-the-board spending caps known as "sequestration" to achieve modest increases for federal science agencies is a "strategic imperative," George Washington University President Steven Knapp and AAAS CEO Rush D. Holt wrote this week in Roll Call . Rush D. Holt | David Sharpe Such...
  • The Tara Oceans expedition is the first global study of marine plankton, a project that expedition researchers compared to "taking the pulse of the planet." | Slideshow by AAAS/ Carla Schaffer Following perhaps the largest DNA sequencing effort ever undertaken for ocean science, a multinational...
  • International wildlife crime — including the illegal sale of fish, timber, plants, and wild animals used as pets, food, jewelry, ornaments, furniture, leather, medicine, and more-threatens species, promotes corruption, organized crime and disease, and undermines economic progress, experts said...
  • Birds and mammals aren't the only vertebrate animals with warm hearts, it seems. There's also the opah, a deep-water fish that uses heat from its muscles to keep its heart — and the rest of its body — warmer than surrounding waters. The opah uses an ingeniously stacked network of blood vessels at...