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Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not

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One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets you click between channels. Internet-connected...
In intensive culture, growers use cages to protect oysters from predation. (Southside Daily/K. Hudson/VIMS)

Oyster aquaculture limits disease in wild oyster populations

A study initiated by Ryan Carnegie of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has found that oyster aquaculture operations can limit the spread of...
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Conservationists say federal plan would hurt Chesapeake Bay

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Conservationists in Virginia and Maryland say a Trump administration proposal could undermine efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. The measure would roll back federal...
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How to plan your smart home – and weigh privacy risks

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You might have heard of lights that turn off with an app or voice command. Or window shades that magically rise every morning. Technology companies...
Environmentalists and some scientists say the use of seismic air guns in undersea oil and gas exploration can harm and even kill whales, dolphins, turtles, and "larval krill" a main food source for whales (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Oceana)

Virginia Aquarium joins others in opposing new rules on ocean sound blasting

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A group of aquariums says it's opposed to seismic blasting along the East Coast as part of efforts to extract offshore oil and gas. That...
Environmentalists and some scientists say the use of seismic air guns in undersea oil and gas exploration can harm and even kill whales, dolphins, turtles, and "larval krill" a main food source for whales (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Oceana)

Offshore oil exploration: Can the average citizen make a difference?

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VIRGINIA BEACH - To the average American it often seems that our elected leaders, once they get to Washington, D.C., can become somewhat hard-of-hearing...
VIMS' new flagship research vessel, the 93-foot R/V Virginia, will enhance Bay science and extend the institute's research footprint offshore. (Southside Daily/Jim Goins/VIMS)

VIMS welcomes new research vessel

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The Virginia Institute of Marine Science community officially welcomed its new flagship research vessel --- the R/V Virginia --- at the Yorktown waterfront Friday,...

Electronic driving systems don’t always work, tests show

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Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects...