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Evolutionary biologists have long studied how the Mexican tetra, a drab fish that lives in rivers and creeks but has...
Victorian astronomers spent countless hours laboriously charting the positions of stars in the sky. Such sky mapping,...
In an ambitious project to study 1000 years of sickness and health, researchers are excavating the graveyard of the now...
Stefan Behnisch has won awards for designing science labs and other buildings that are smart, sustainable, and...
The iconic 125-year-old Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, is facing the threat of closure...
Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission...
A new, remarkably powerful drug that cripples the hepatitis C virus (HCV) came to market last week, but it sells for $...
In pretoothbrush populations, gumlines would often be marred by a thick, visible crust of calcium phosphate, food...
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19 October 1999 7:00 pm
the 82nd 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.