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A crayfish from the American south is cloning itself and taking over Europe Photo

A crayfish from the American south is cloning itself and taking over Europe

About 25-years ago, the marbled crayfish just did not exist. But with a single mutation, and the help of aquarium enthusiasts, a new species has mutated from the swamps of Florida and Georgia, and leaped over to Europe. Not only did the mutation create a new species, but it created one that could replicate through cloning itself. Combined with an already robust genome, this sexually self-reliant species has spread from Germany, to eastern-Europe, to even Madagascar in only a few-years.

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Belize passes law to prohibit oil exploration in its waters Photo

Belize passes law to prohibit oil exploration in its waters

The country of Belize has passed a law banning any and all oil exploration in its waters. The Belize barrier reef is a World Heritage site and is the largest in the Western hemisphere. It is also home to more than 1,400 different species. The reefs of Belize are its largest tourist attraction bringing in the whereabouts of $200 million a year.

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Lightroom Coffee Break: Slider Sensitivity Photo

Lightroom Coffee Break: Slider Sensitivity

Adobe’s Benjamin Warde offers a short video tutorial of a technique that allows for fine control of Lightroom’s sliders in his Lightroom Coffee Break. Clicking and dragging in the text field on the slider will give much finer control. He highlights using this with the temperature slider, particularly relevant for color correcting underwater imagery.

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