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Scientists begin exploring Indian Ocean depths in Seychelles

ALPHONSE ATOLL, Seychelles — An unprecedented mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves began its research on Thursday, in Seychelles waters.

The British-led Nekton Mission arrived off the tiny atoll of Alphonse in the early morning hours, after looming bad weather forced a change of plan and of route.

Science Says: People tend to believe informants like Cohen

WASHINGTON — We tend to believe informants like Michael Cohen, studies show and psychologists say.

It doesn’t matter if the person is behind bars or has confessed to lying, as Cohen has: Juries usually believe an informant, said Jeffrey Neuschatz, a University of Alabama psychologist who has studied jailhouse informants’ testimony for a decade.