Environment

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DNA from ancient packrat nests helps unpack Earth's past

DNA from ancient packrat nests helps unpack Earth's past

New work shows how using next-generation DNA sequencing on ancient packrat middens...

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The climate and increased extreme weather affect our energy systems

The climate and increased extreme weather affect our energy...

Climate change, with more and more storms and heat waves, also has consequences...

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Watching TV helps birds make better food choices

Watching TV helps birds make better food choices

By watching videos of each other eating, blue tits and great tits can learn to avoid...

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New world record for conversion of solar energy to electricity using quantum dots

New world record for conversion of solar energy to electricity...

Researchers have set a world record for the conversion of solar energy to electricity...

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Unexpected insights into the dynamic structure of mitochondria

Unexpected insights into the dynamic structure of mitochondria

As power plants and energy stores, mitochondria are essential components of almost...

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Highly sensitive sensors show promise in enhancing human touch

Highly sensitive sensors show promise in enhancing human...

People rely on a highly tuned sense of touch to manipulate objects, but injuries...

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Warming oceans are getting louder

Warming oceans are getting louder

One of the ocean's loudest creatures is smaller than you'd expect -- and will get...

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Rules of life: From a pond to the beyond

Rules of life: From a pond to the beyond

Researchers have conducted experiments in the nutrient-poor Cuatro Cienegas Basin...

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Oversight of fishing vessels lacking, new analysis shows

Oversight of fishing vessels lacking, new analysis shows

Policies regulating fishing in international waters do not sufficiently protect...

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Do the climate effects of air pollution impact the global economy?

Do the climate effects of air pollution impact the global...

Aerosol emissions from burning coal and wood are dangerous to human health, but...