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pufferfish

ALL YOU CAN'T EAT BUFFET  Scientists warned 50 years ago that people could eat the oceans bare. Even with fishing limits, some food species such as pufferfish, remain in danger of overfishing. 

Pacific Islands

BIRTH OF A PLATE  Scientists have a new origin story for the Pacific tectonic plate, which now underlies most of the Pacific Ocean. The plate formed in a gap between three other plates, the scientists propose.

iron

PRECIOUS METAL  Geochemists explore platinum, gold and other rare elements that are attracted to iron to understand how Earth's core formed billions of years ago. 

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