Comprehensive study on Atlantic Forest mammals

The Atlantic Forest, the second most biodiverse forest system in South America (after the Amazon), once covered roughly 463,000 square miles of habitat. Today,...

A sub-desert savanna spread across Madrid 14 million years ago

The current landscape of Madrid city and its vicinity was really different 14 million years ago. A semi-desert savanna has been inferred for the...

Drought: A cause of riots

The scientific community has been working on the possibility of a relationship between periods of drought and rioting for several years. Now a team...

Tracking debris in the Earth‘s orbit with centimeter precision using efficient laser technology

Uncontrollable flying objects in orbit are a massive risk for modern space travel, and, due to our dependence on satellites today, it is also...

Vietnam veterans and agent orange exposure

The latest in a series of congressionally mandated biennial reviews of the evidence of health problems that may be linked to exposure to Agent...

Improved prediction of pesticide residues

The use of pesticides can lead to a build-up of toxic and ecologically harmful residues in the soil. Until recently, it was not possible...

Falling sea level caused volcanoes to overflow

During the transition to the last ice age approximately 80,000 years ago global temperature declined, while the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere remained...

Natural selection gave a freediving people in Southeast Asia bigger spleens

The Bajau people of Southeast Asia, known as Sea Nomads, spend their whole lives at sea, working eight-hour diving shifts with traditional equipment and...

Feces from entangled North Atlantic right whales reveals ‘sky-high’ stress levels

North Atlantic right whale scientists found that whales who undergo prolonged entanglements in fishing gear endure 'sky-high hormone levels,' indicating severe stress, which researchers...

Biochar shows benefits as manure lagoon cover

Manure is a reality in raising farm animals. Manure can be a useful fertilizer, returning valued nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to the soil for...

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Twenty years ago, Berlin’s network of sidewalk paths marked it out as one of Europe’s best places to ride a bike. But as the...

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Using ISI Web of Knowledge we conducted a systematic literature search of all relevant articles—published between 1990 and 2015—that reported an observed change in...

China’s plan to cut shipping emissions

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