Firefighter exposure to wildfire smoke compounds varies, depending on duties

Every summer, wildfires rage across the western U.S., and wildland firefighters are tasked with putting them out. But in the process, they inhale smoke...

Even low levels of air pollution can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, study...

Prolonged exposure to air pollution can be linked to an increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease, even when levels are below the...

How plants can respond to threats

Plants are constantly exposed to adverse environmental influences and attacks, for example from pest infestation. Researchers have now described a central part of the...

Bird malaria spreading via global ‘hotspots’

Bird species across the globe are suffering and dying from a type of malaria and, while these strains are not infectious to humans, they're...

Scientists discover two new species and new genus of freshwater mussels in Borneo

Researchers have discovered two new species and a new genus of freshwater mussel in Borneo for the first time in almost 100 years.

New insights on date palm evolution using 2,200-year old leaf found in ancient Egyptian...

Using a leaf uncovered from the archaeological site of an ancient Egyptian temple, researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi's (NYUAD) Center for Genomics and Systems...

Blue-tongue vs red-bellied black: An Australian evolutionary arms race

Scientists have discovered that the humble blue-tongue lizard is largely resistant to the venom of the deadly red-bellied black snake, while giant carnivorous monitor...

Identification of plant-parasitic nematode attractant

Scientists have purified and identified an attractant for crop-infecting root-knot nematodes from flaxseeds. Their experiments revealed that rhamnogalacturonan-I (RG-I), a flaxseed cell wall component,...

Breathing humid and salt-enriched air reduces respiratory droplet generation, study finds

Breathing water and salt suppresses the generation of respiratory droplets, and potentially reduces COVID-19 incidence and symptoms, researchers have found.

New beautiful, dragon-like species of lizard discovered in the Tropical Andes

Enyalioides feiruzae is a colourful, highly variable new species of lizard discovered in the upper basin of the Huallaga River in central Peru. The...

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