Chimpanzees adapt their foraging behavior to avoid human contact

New research suggests chimpanzees are aware of the risks of foraging too close to humans.

Death by volcano?

The discovery of anomalously high levels of mercury in rocks from the Ordivician geological period has led to a new interpretation of the ensuing...

Amazon rainforest may be more resilient to deforestation than previously thought

Taking a fresh look at evidence from satellite data, and using the latest theories from complexity science, researchers have provided new evidence to show...

Historical rainfall levels are significant in carbon emissions from soil

Soil microbes from historically wetter sites are more sensitive to moisture and emit significantly more carbon than microbes from historically drier regions. The findings...

Harnessing energy from glass walls

Semi-transparent perovskite solar cells have been developed that could be great candidates for solar windows, say researchers.

‘Heat island’ effect could double climate change costs for world’s cities

Overheated cities face climate change costs at least twice as big as the rest of the world because of the 'urban heat island' effect,...

Hotspots show that vegetation alters climate by up to 30 percent

A new study that analyzes global satellite observations shows that vegetation alters climate and weather patterns by as much as 30 percent. The researchers...

Squeezing every drop of fresh water from waste brine

A new way to recover almost 100 percent of the water from highly concentrated salt solutions has now been developed by researchers. The system...

Engines fire without smoke

By observing the soot particles formed in a simple flame, researchers have developed a computational model capable of simulating soot production inside the latest...

Urban emissions could be cut by seventy per cent

A researcher has developed a mathematical model that determines the optimal conditions for sustainable urban distribution. The model can reduce logistical pressure in cities...

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