Solar storm forecasts for Earth improved with help from the public

Scientists used observations recorded by members of the public to increase accuracy of computer model predictions of when harmful CMEs will hit Earth.

Mapping the 1.6 billion people who live near forests

Global maps of places where people and forests coexist show that an estimated 1.6 billion people live within 5 kilometers of a forest. The...

Raids and bloody rituals among ancient steppe nomads

Traces of violence on 1700 year old skeletons allow researchers to reconstruct warfare and sacrifices of nomads in Siberia. An international and interdisciplinary team...

Glyphosate residue in manure fertilizer decrease strawberry and meadow fescue growth

A new study finds that glyphosate residue from herbicides in manure fertilizer decrease the growth of strawberry and meadow fescue as well as runner...

Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia give glimpse of Arabian ecology 120000 years ago

Using high resolution paleoecological information obtained from fossilized footprints, a new study presents ~120 thousand-year-old human and animal footprints from an ancient lake bed...

Shift in West African wildmeat trade suggests erosion of cultural taboos

New research has demonstrated a clear fluctuation in the trade of wildmeat in and around the High Niger National Park in Guinea, West Africa.

Ecologists sound alarm on plastic pollution

Ecologists examining plastic pollution entering oceans, rivers and lakes around the world annually, outline potential impacts of various mitigation strategies over the coming decade....

Scientists ‘scent train’ honeybees to boost sunflowers’ seed production

If you want a dog to hunt something down, it helps to let them sniff an item to pick up the scent. Now, researchers...

Supercooled water is a stable liquid, scientists show for the first time

First-ever measurements provide evidence that extremely cold supercooled water exists in two distinct structures that co-exist and vary in proportion dependent on temperature.

New method adds and subtracts for sustainability’s true measure

Policies around the world seek clear paths to sustainability, but it takes a broad look to know their true impact.

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