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This Week in the Deep

deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, Science, This Week in the DeepJanuary 26, 2013

New and noteworthy publications in deep-sea science for the week of January 21, 2013. Geobiology: Did life originate from a global chemical reactor? Many decades of experimental and theoretical research on the origin of life have yielded important discoveries regarding the chemical and physical conditions under which organic compounds can be synthesized and polymerized. However, such […]

The historical origins of ‘whales as people’

Conservation, History of Science, Popular Culture, ScienceOctober 30, 2011

In an attempt to garner attention and raise awareness regarding the problematic use of orcas and other marine mammals in captivity for entertainment, PETA, an animal rights group, has sued Sea World, a corporation that builds and manages aquariums and marine parks. Opposition  to Sea World’s brand of entertainment-driven aquariums is nothing new, but this fresh lawsuit […]

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