A Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid, Hong Kong Protests, and Jean-Luc Picard: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

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Another week, another crisis—The U.S. is reportedly launching cyberattacks on assets tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, including a group of hackers believed to spy on ships passing through the Gulf of Oman and on computer-controlled rocket and missile launchers, in retaliation for a series of allegedly…

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https://gizmodo.com/a-narwhal-beluga-hybrid-hong-kong-protests-and-jean-l-1835791963

Why Scientists Trained a Seal to Sing the Star Wars Theme

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Listening to grey seals recite vowel sounds and sing the melodies to Star Wars and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” makes for excellent entertainment, but for the researchers who trained these aquatic mammals, it’s serious science.

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https://gizmodo.com/why-scientists-trained-a-seal-to-sing-the-star-wars-the-1835736702

2018’s Award-Winning Ocean Photos Will Transport You to Another Planet

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In the sapphire-to-stygian waters that cover 70 percent of Earth’s surface, fish school in iridescent sheets, whales sing mournful tunes, and jellyfish bloom like wildflowers. The ocean is a teeming mystery that most of us rarely dip our toes in. Thankfully, underwater photographers are working to bring portraits of…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/2018s-award-winning-ocean-art-photos-will-transport-you-1831801081