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Planet Earth

Weird Science Roundup: Dinosaur Thieves, Eco-Friendly Surfing, and Atkins Genes

DiscoblogBy Rachel CernanskyMarch 20, 2009 11:10 PM
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• An undersea volcano that erupted for days near Tonga in the South Pacific led to a short-lived tsunami alert for surrounding areas. • Surfing may become a more earth-friendly sport, with boards made from at least 50 percent renewable materials reducing the use of petroleum, traditionally the primary component in surfboards. • By discovering the gene that helps convert carbohydrate into fat in the liver, researchers may have inched closer to developing a genetic equivalent of the Atkins diet. • In good news for endangered species, conservationists have developed a way to use 3-D imaging to track tiger populations—and then, in bad news for an already-extinct species, a celebrated paleontologist who discovered the world's best-preserved dinosaur will now plead guilty for stealing dinosaur bones from federal land.

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