Elephant welfare can be assessed using two indicators

In two new studies, scientists have investigated how to measure stress in semi-captive working elephants. The studies suggest that both physiological and behavioral approaches...

About the distribution of biodiversity on our planet

Large open-water fish predators such as tunas or sharks hunt for prey more intensively in the temperate zone than near the equator. With this...

Stable perovskite LEDs one step closer

Researchers have developed a perovskite light-emitting diode (LED) with both high efficiency and long operational stability.

Plant disease primarily spreads via roadsides

A precise statistical analysis reveals that on the Åland Islands a powdery mildew fungus that is a common parasite of the ribwort plantain primarily...

Uncertain climate future could disrupt energy systems

Scientists have published a new study proposing an optimization methodology for designing climate-resilient energy systems and to help ensure that communities will be able...

Climate change may be making migration harder by shortening nightingales’ wings

The Common Nightingale, known for its beautiful song, breeds in Europe and parts of Asia and migrates to sub-Saharan Africa every winter. A new...

Most of Earth’s carbon was hidden in the core during its formative years

Carbon is essential for life as we know it and plays a vital role in many of our planet's geologic processes -- not to...

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

Chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon...

Wastewater test could provide early warning of COVID-19

Researchers are working on a new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus. The wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) approach...

Regular climbing behavior in a human ancestor

A new study has found evidence that human ancestors as recent as two million years ago may have regularly climbed trees.

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