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Wolf reintroduction: Yellowstone’s ‘landscape of fear’ not so scary after all

After wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the mid-1990s, some scientists thought the large predator reestablished a 'landscape of fear' that caused...

US oil & gas methane emissions 60 percent higher than estimated

The US oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of the potent greenhouse gas methane from its operations each year, 60 percent...

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Antarctic ice sheet is melting, but rising bedrock below could slow it down

An international team of researchers has found that the bedrock below the remote West Antarctic Ice Sheet is rising much more rapidly than previously...

Engineering bacteria to exhibit stochastic Turing patterns

A new study has brought science one step closer to a molecular-level understanding of how patterns form in living tissue. The researchers engineered bacteria...

Major challenge in mass production of low-cost solar cells solved

A team has solved a major fabrication challenge for perovskite cells -- the intriguing potential challengers to silicon-based solar cells. The team reveals a...

New World Atlas of Desertification shows unprecedented pressure on planet’s resources

The World Desertification Atlas by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre provides the first comprehensive, evidence-based assessment of land degradation at a global level...

Marine reserves are vital — but under pressure

A massive study of nearly 1800 tropical coral reefs around the world has found that marine reserves near heavily populated areas struggle to do...

How do horses read human emotional cues?

Scientists demonstrated for the first time that horses integrate human facial expressions and voice tones to perceive human emotion, regardless of whether the person...

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