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Fish Could Lose Their Friends Thanks to Ocean Acidification

Tropical damselfish (Chromis viridis) (Photo: Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble / Flickr Creative Commons) Climate change is going to leave some fish feeling very lonely in the coming years, as new research shows that increasing carbon dioxide levels prevent them from recognizing their friends.

Don’t pet the Secret Service dogs at the White House

You may soon see dogs around the White House, but you may want to hold off on petting them. Photo by Flickr user Jorge Arcas WASHINGTON — Planning a visit to the White House? Bring your kids and camera. But please, don’t feed the animals. The...Show More Summary

Aaron Swartz and 21st Century Martyrdom

Aaron Swartz at a rally against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in 2012. Photo via Flickr user Daniel J. Sieradski In early 2013, David Karp, the co-founder of Tumblr, graced the cover of Forbes magazine with the headline blaring:Show More Summary

Hey Young Person, In Case You Plan on Dying, Here's How to Write a Will

Photo via Flickr user Nicki Varkevisser Being in the 15-24 year old demographic is pretty freakin’ sweet. Nobody expects you to be responsible or employed and everybody’s still living at home, playing Angry Birds Star Wars on the phone your parents bought you. Show More Summary

Survey finds 40 percent of colleges not investigating sexual assaults

Photo by Flickr user JackY F Over 40 percent of colleges and universities represented in a national survey released by Sen. Claire McCaskill Tuesday have not conducted a single investigation into incidents of sexual assault in the last five years. That does not mean those campuses were free of sexual violence, according to McCaskill (D-Missouri). Show More Summary

Chilean Devil Ray Found to be One of Oceans' Deepest Divers

A devil ray from the Mobula genus, which include Chilean devil rays. (Photo: Matthew Paulson / Flickr Creative Commons) Last week, a new study revealed Chilean devil rays to be some of the oceans' deepest-divers, often taking dives deeper than a mile under the water's surface. Show More Summary

Ocean News: Japan Confirms Plans for 2015 Whale Hunt, Judge Says Seismic Research off New Jersey Can Continue, and More

A minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), one of the species caught during Japan’s whale hunt. (Photo: Tom Benson / Flickr Creative Commons) - Despite a ruling by the UN’s International Court of Justice to halt whaling practices, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed this week that its annual whale hunt will continue in 2015. Show More Summary

Number of Slain Environmental Activists Grew Over Past Decade, Report Finds

Protestors rally to protect the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. (Photo: Stephen Hass / Flickr Creative Commons) More people are standing up for their land, water, and other natural resources as they become increasingly exploited, but not without consequences. Show More Summary

Hobby Lobby hobbles worker voice

Christopher Mackin argues that Hobby Lobby’s management illustrates a bigger problem with corporate governance. Photo by Flickr user Fanofretail. Editor’s Note: Who gets to speak for a corporation — the company management or the workers?...Show More Summary

Video: Disco Clam Lights up the Sea Floor

Disco Clam (Ctenoides ales). (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Jayvee Fernandez) The vast ocean can appear foreboding and intimidating, but one little bivalve is lighting things up on the seafloor. The appropriately-named “disco clam” is a small mollusk that’s able to flash an array of neon lights from its lips.

Chirp derp: Here's a photo of two baby birdies

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A wonderful photo from our Boing Boing Flickr Pool, shot by Boing Boing reader Protocol Photography in Wisconsin.

Ocean News: Nicaragua Approves Massive Shipping Canal, Walking Fish Make Annual Appearance, and More

A female grunion depositing eggs during their annual spring run. (Photo: Sahadeva Hammari / Flickr Creative Commons) - Yesterday, Nicaragua approved a proposed route for a $40 billion shipping channel across the country that will compete with the Panama Canal. Show More Summary

Study shows prostate cancer risk rises in male cyclists over 50

2012 Olympics Men’s Road Race passing through Oxshott, Surrey. Photo by Flickr user RS Deakin. A recent study, published online by the Journal of Men’s Health, indicates an increased risk for prostate cancer in male cyclists over the...Show More Summary

Ask the Headhunter: The sign of ignorance all employers hold against you

Employers may not correct you, but they’ll always be judging your writing and grammar. Nick Corcodilos offers tips on where to get help if you don’t know the rules. Photo by Flickr user Jaboney. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in...Show More Summary

Deciding when to take Social Security widows benefits can’t get more complicated

When depending on widow(er)s benefits from a late spouse, you’ll want to make sure you timed the collection of your retirement and windows benefits to maximize your total check. Photo by Flickr user Ed Yourdon. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social...Show More Summary

Appeals court blocks Arizona’s policy of denying licenses to immigrants

An appeals court has ruled unconstitutional an executive order from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that denies drivers licenses to some undocumented immigrants. Photo by Flickr user Col Ford and Natasha de Vere An appeals court reversed on Monday Arizona Gov. Show More Summary

Am I a Bigot for Hating Cruiser Bikes?

Cruiser bikers doing their thing on the streets of Denver. Photo via Flickr user Nick Nunns Like San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury in the sixties, or select swaths of Brooklyn in the early 2000s, Denver’s Baker neighborhood is currently...Show More Summary

Rum Tum Tugger to return as a rapping feline in ‘Cats’ revival

Photo by Eigenes Werk/Flickr Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” returns to London’s West End in December with a rapping feline now among the cast. The 66-year-old British composer said Monday that the musical will undergo a few changes before its 12-week run at London’s Palladium beginning Dec. Show More Summary

Global Issue of Marine Plastics is Gathering Significant Media Attention

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) nearing a plastic bag. (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Bag Monster) From the straws in your fountain drink to the soles of our shoes, plastics are a part of our daily lives, and we’re surrounded by them without often realizing it. Show More Summary

Illinois AG Takes Aim at ComEd Rate-Hike Request

Photo by Arvell Dorsey Jr. via Flickr Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants to block part of Commonwealth Edison's latest rate-hike request, saying it violates state law. Madigan accused ComEd of asking customers to pay for $87.9 million in...

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