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All the better to better eat you with — dinosaurs evolved different eye...

Large dinosaur predators, such as Tyrannosaurus rex, evolved different shapes of eye sockets to better deal with high bite forces, new research has shown.

Carbon storage in harvested wood products

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Bird behavior influenced by human activity during COVID-19 lockdowns

For birds that inhabit developed areas of the Pacific Northwest, the reduction in noise and commotion from COVID-19 lockdowns may have allowed them to...

New method can remove dyes from wastewater

Findings from a new study offer a new potential method for cleaning wastewater after use by textiles, cosmetics or other industries.

Engineering enzymes to help solve the planet’s plastic problem

Researchers have developed a new enzyme engineering platform to improve plastic degrading enzymes through directed evolution.

Vanilla cultivation on fallow land promotes biodiversity

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Tweaking turbine angles squeezes more power out of wind farms

New algorithm forces turbines in wind farms to be team players, boosting energy output overall.

Stormwater management ponds may not hold the solution for depleting wetlands

Relying on stormwater management (SWM) ponds to restore the depleting wetlands is not sustainable and lacks the critical ecosystem services vital for biodiversity, a...

Prediction of human movement during disasters to allow for more effective emergency response

Civil and environmental engineers have formulated a method to predict human movement during large-scale extreme events with the goal of enabling more effective emergency...

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