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Slug Slime Inspires Scientists To Invent Sticky Surgical Glue

The words "strong" and "inspiring" are not usually assigned to garden slugs. But slug slime inspired materials scientists to invent a new kind of adhesive that could one day help heal human wounds.

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Slug Slime Inspires Scientists To Invent Sticky Surgical Glue

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Hurricanes in 2012 and 2003 submerged parking lots and park benches, and flooded businesses along Annapolis' Dock Street. City planners estimate that, given the rise in sea level, by 2100 the flood from a once-in-a-hundred-year storm would be almost twice as high as it would be if such a storm hit today. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Mapping Coastal Flood Risk Lags Behind Sea Level Rise

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Environmentalists Provoke Pipeline Workers To Speak Up

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Nichelle Tramble Spellman (left) and her husband Malcolm Spellman are African American writers who are also executive producers on Confederate. HBO; Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Black Producers, HBO Defend Upcoming Series 'Confederate'

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