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SEISMIC STORM  Hurricane Sandy (visualized above) triggered tiny tremors under its eye as it stormed up the U.S. East Coast in 2012. These tiny quakes could help meteorologists closely monitor the behavior of raging hurricanes, researchers propose.

whooper swans in flight

AVIAN MUSIC  In a lyrical book, naturalist John Lister-Kaye likens whooper swans’ calls to flugelhorns. 


HOPEFUL FORECAST  A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, the storm’s legacy of destruction continues to spur life-saving storm forecasting improvements. Katrina killed nearly 2,000 people and flooded huge swaths of New Orleans (shown).

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