Week in Geek, underwater edition

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A little background on the Mariana Trench given its current prominence in the news. That second researcher featured in the video, Prof. Terry Plank? Yeah, I teach with her. An amazing new exhibit on bioluminescence opens this weekend at the American Museum of Natural History. (WITH VIDEO) Speaking of bioluminescence, check out these photos of glowing waves coming ashore in the Maldives. Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame has located the engines from first stage of the Saturn V rocket that launched Apollo 11 to the moon…at the bottom of the Atlantic. New analysis suggests that stars ejected from the Milky Way could actually carry their planets with them. Solar System on the go. Despite being a tiny rock basking (or rather baking) in the Sun’s glow, new evidence hints that Mercury could still harbor water in places. How noise levels are beginning to affect forest ecosystems. Shhhhh. Florida researchers have recorded what they believe to be nighttime fish farts. Yes, you read that correctly. Wisconsin residents may be hearing the earth moving under their feet. This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count reveals a snowy owl explosion. Next time you walk into a room, just remember you are bringing 37 million of your closest bacterial friends with you. Japanese scientists believes GPS could be used to predict earthquakes. (WITH VIDEO) Hippie Australian dolphins discovered having an open society. Scientist researching lemurs in Madagascar use lice as a proxy for sexual activity. Scandalous. 25 everyday objects under an electron microscope. Some freaky, some cool, and some freaky cool. Have a great and geeky weekend!
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Week in Geek, underwater edition

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