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October Science Picks -- Hot News about Cool Science
Released: 10/2/2009

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Phone: 703-648-5086

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Do you want to know more about the recent Samoa and Sumatra earthquakes? What’s the latest climate change news? Did they really find water on the moon? And can male fish have female features? The answers are in this edition of Science Picks. Also, the nation’s earthquake monitoring system is getting a facelift, and Halloween is coming up, making it the perfect time to read up on bats!

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October Highlights:

  • Responding to the Samoa and Sumatra Earthquakes
  • DOI Prepared to Address Climate Change
  • Water is Out of This World
  • Gender Line Blurred in Fish
  • Improvements of Seismic Proportions
  • Forget the Garlic Necklace! Learn More about Bats and Rabies
  • Winter Warming Affects Sea Goose Migration
  • Invading Island Applesnails
  • Toxic Snow Takes Toll on Tadpoles
  • Helping Plants and Animals Faced with Arctic Warming
  • Don't Blow Off Hurricane Sensors
  • Fighting Fire with Minerals
  • Country Roads, Take Me … Online!
  • Hunting for Climate Clues in Lake Champlain
  • Citizen Scientists Monitor Boise Watershed


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