Roundup 1/25: The World Is Hanging in the Balance Edition

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Scientists may have devised a new way to detect tsunamis using existing undersea telecommunication lines.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is teaming up with Google to better display and analyze environmental data, including expanding its Science on a Sphere system (left).

The editor of the controversial journal Medical Hypotheses is resisting efforts by the publisher, Elsevier, to make the journal peer-reviewed. Elsevier is evaluating the future of the journal.

Readers of the DrugMonkey blog have been discussing NIH Director Francis Collins's desire to curb institutions' reliance on "soft money" or allowing a researcher's entire salary to come from grants.

The Center for Biological Diversity wants California to protect the yellow-legged frog from invasive species and other threats.

(Photo Credit: NOAA)