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Scientists have studied air quality inside of four cannabis growing facilities in Nevada and California. They recorded high levels of BVOCs (biogenic volatile organic...

Inequality: What we’ve learned from the ‘Robots of the late Neolithic’

Seven thousand years ago, societies across Eurasia began to show signs of lasting divisions between haves and have-nots. Scientists have now charted the precipitous...

Microbe chews through PFAS and other tough contaminants

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Sesame yields stable in drought conditions

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Guppies teach us why evolution happens

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Role of Tambora eruption in the 1816 ‘year without a summer’

A new study has estimated for the first time how the eruption of Mount Tambora changed the probability of the cold and wet European...

March of the multiple penguin genomes

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Understanding gaps in conservation data

A new study seeks to understand the type and magnitude of gaps in scientific information as a way to improve conservation planning.

North Atlantic haddock use magnetic compass to guide them

A new study found that the larvae of haddock, a commercially important type of cod, have a magnetic compass to find their way at...

Machine learning used to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

Scientists have developed a new technique for predicting the final size of a wildfire from the moment of ignition.

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