This week on Living Lab Radio: from the deep sea to deep space, five stories of our rapidly changing world:

At least 14 North Atlantic right whales have died this year from ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear. Only five babies were born. Now, researchers have released a new mathematical model that confirms what many have already said — that this highly endangered species is in decline. (Guest: Peter Corkeron, Northeast Fisheries Science Center)

The combined impacts of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have brought unprecedented attention to a dilemma facing many coastal property owners: rebuild or relocate? It's a question with which Massachusetts has begun to grapple, but there are no easy answers. And, even once a decision is made, putting a strategy into action can take years. (Guest: Rob Theiler, U.S. Geological Survey)

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump lift the ban on commercial fishing in a recently created marine national monument off New England’s coast. One marine biologist says that may not be such a bad thing. He cautions, though, that fishing is not the only nor biggest threat to vulnerable deep sea ecosystems. (Guest: Tim Shank, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

New research finds that Wikipedia not only reflects what scientists know, it’s actually influencing the ideas scientists research and write about in scientific journals — and the co-author of this study argues that’s something we should embrace. (Guest: Neil Thompson, MIT Sloan School of Management)

And, finally, the story of Harvard Observatory’s first women scientists, and the women who funded them. (Guest: Dava Sobel, author of "The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars")