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2 minutes to midnight, 3D printed turtle eggs, awkward fiddlers, Egyptian welders, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: January 29, 2018.

Fog Horn (A Call to Action)

Despite the fact that we live in extremely dangerous times, the scientists in charge of the clock said there is hope. The clock has been wound backwards before, in the wake of the Cold War or during times when nuclear superpowers expressed interest in not mutually assuring destruction.

The scientists argue that civil society should turn the screws on government to reduce carbon emissions and push for even more ambitious climate action than what the Paris Agreement calls for. That sounds like a more fruitful plan than huddling in a bunker.

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Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)

Elegant fiddler crabs like the ones shown here are scurrying into banana fiddler crab territory, creating confusing social situations. Photo by Pat Backwell

Elegant fiddler crabs like the ones shown here are scurrying into banana fiddler crab territory, creating confusing social situations. Photo by Pat Backwell.

A birds-eye view of the Titanic bow. The expedition will use cutting-edge high resolution imaging and underwater laser scanners to create a highly detailed 3D virtual model to better track Titanic's decay.Premier Exhibitions, Inc./ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A birds-eye view of the Titanic bow. Once feared to be in danger of collapse, this photo shows that the bow is in good condition. (Premier Exhibitions, Inc./ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)

Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)

Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)

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