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Moon 'Wobble' Spells Trouble for Coastal Towns

First recorded in 1728, the moon’s wobble is nothing new. KQED describes the phenomenon as a “regular oscillation in the lunar orbit,” an ongoing cycle that takes about 18.6 years to complete. But the wobble isn’t just a curiosity—it also has a major effect on high tides and flooding. That...
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Book excerpt: "Sound of the Sea" by Cynthia Barnett

Cynthia Barnett investigates shells and the way people around the world have regarded them in her fascinating scientific and cultural history, "The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans" (WW Norton). Read an excerpt below. For all their color, gloss, and architectural flair, the allure of...
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