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Photosynthesis plays a crucial role in shaping and sustaining life on Earth, yet many aspects of the process remain a mystery. One such mystery...

Pope’s encyclical boosted his credibility on climate change, especially among liberals

The Pope's 2015 encyclical on climate change did not directly influence people's beliefs about the seriousness of climate change or its effect on the...

Magnetic pulses alter salmon’s orientation, suggesting navigation via magnetite in tissue

Researchers have taken a step closer to solving one of nature's most remarkable mysteries: How do salmon, when it's time to spawn, find their...

Scientists provide more than 50K camera trap images for massive study on Amazon wildlife

Scientists working in the vast Amazon Basin have contributed more than 57,000 camera trap images for a new study.

New critically endangered tree species depends on unique habitat found only on Kaua’i

A new tree species, endemic to the floristically rich high Hawaiian island Kaua'i, is already assessed as Critically Endangered according to IUCN criteria. First...

Ocean bacteria release carbon into the atmosphere

Researchers have discovered that deep-sea bacteria dissolve carbon-containing rocks, releasing excess carbon into the ocean and atmosphere. The findings will allow scientists to better...

Mustard seeds without mustard flavor

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Coho salmon die, chum salmon survive in stormwater runoff research

Scientists found that coho salmon became sick and nearly died, within just a few hours of exposure to polluted stormwater. But chum salmon showed...

Size matters for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

New research has shown that Drax power station in North Yorkshire is the optimal site for the carbon capture and storage facilities that will...

Producing highly efficient LEDs based on 2D perovskite films

Energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been used in our everyday life for many decades. But the quest for better LEDs, offering both lower costs...

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