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An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
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20 October 1998 7:00 pm
Yesterday was the 81st birthday of Walter Munk, a geophysicist whose work has led to a better understanding of ocean currents, circulation, and tides. During World War II, Munk and Harald Sverdrup, then director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, developed a method to predict surf conditions on beaches--an important tool for military amphibious landings. As a member of the American Miscellaneous Society, Munk helped initiate the Moho project to drill into oceanic crust. This research evolved into the Deep Sea Drilling Project, which has sampled sea-floor sediment around the globe. Most recently, Munk--a longtime researcher at Scripps--headed the Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate Project that aims to measure ocean temperature with sound pulses.