More than 1,000 bottlenose dolphins have died off the Gulf Coast since 2010, the year a massive Deepwater Horizon spill spewed millions of gallons of oil and chemicals. A new study by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration examines why. The NewsHour’s William Brangham joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the findings. Continue reading
A new NOAA study provides a verdict on how the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster led to a flourish of dolphin deaths along the Gulf coast. Continue reading
Turns out dolphins have a certain magnetic quality, and not just figuratively but literally.
A new study published in the journal Naturwissenschaften — The Science of Nature, reveals that the aquatic mammals are attracted to magnets, behaving differently when in proximity to magnetized objects as opposed to any that are demagnitized. Continue reading
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ITV News has obtained footage proving – for the first time – that fishermen in South America are illegally hunting dolphins. Environmentalists believe thousands of the animals are slaughtered every year, with their meat being used as bait for sharks. Continue reading
Sleep deprivation can cause serious health and cognitive problems in humans. In short, it can make us fat, sick and stupid. But why do humans need so much sleep? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien talks to scientists on the cutting edge of sleep research and asks if there’s any way humans might evolve into getting by with less. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, top U.S. officials offered new assessments of Iran’s nuclear program, a day after the country claimed major new achievements in producing its own nuclear fuel. Also, claims and counter-claims were plentiful over possible peace talks involving the United States, the Afghan government and the Taliban. Continue reading