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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.

The secret of strong underwater mussel adhesion revealed

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Tension between foreign climbers and Sherpas began over 200 years ago

Recent tragedies on Everest have exposed growing resentment felt by some Sherpas towards foreign climbers and the foreign companies profiting from the mountain. One...

Turtle tracking reveals key feeding grounds

Loggerhead turtles feed in the same places year after year - meaning key locations should be protected, researchers say.

Exposure to diesel exhaust particles linked to pneumococcal disease susceptibility

A new study shows that exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) can increase an individual's susceptibility to pneumococcal disease.

Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs

Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system...

Here, there and everywhere: Large and giant viruses abound globally

Scientists have uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup. As a result,...

Keeping lead out of drinking water when switching disinfectants

Researchers found that the hazards of switching disinfectants in water systems -- increased lead levels -- can be mitigated if the change is done...

Despite less ozone pollution, not all plants benefit

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