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Bees are pollinators of many plants, but their diversity and density is declining. A team investigated their foraging behavior in agricultural landscapes. They found...

Mystery of Grand Canyon’s water supply

Researchers looked at how scientists model the vulnerability of karst formations around the Grand Canyon. They then created a new model that can give...

Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS

Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research.

2018’s Four Corners drought directly linked to human-caused climate change

The western United States has experienced such intense droughts over the past decade that technical descriptions are becoming inadequate. In many places, conditions are...

Mapping the cumulative health effects of environmental exposures

The genomics revolution has provided powerful insights into genetic risk factors for human disease while also revealing the limits of genetic determinants, which account...

Acetone plus light creates a green jet fuel additive

Take biomass-derived acetone -- common nail polish remover -- use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and, voila, you have a domestically generated...

Sharp increase in Ningaloo whale shark injuries might be due to boat encounters

Almost one-fifth of the whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) in Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef Marine Park show major scarring or fin amputations, with the number...

Unravelling arthropod genomic diversity over 500 million years of evolution

The evolutionary innovations of insects and other arthropods are as numerous as they are wondrous, from terrifying fangs and stingers to exquisitely colored wings...

Evidence to explain behavior of slow earthquakes

A team of researchers has made an important breakthrough that will help better understand the origin and behavior of slow earthquakes. Their work presents...

Bending with the wind, coral spawning linked to ocean environment

A research team has utilized modeling analysis to indicate that environmental factors act as a determinant in the timing of mass spawning.

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