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Changes in climate can increase infectious disease risk in animals, researchers found -- with the possibility that these diseases could spread to humans, they...

Flow physics could help forecasters predict extreme events

Researchers are studying a tornado's song and other 'doors to danger' in an increasingly chaotic world.

Largest aggregation of fishes in abyssal deep sea

The largest aggregation of fishes ever recorded in the abyssal deep sea was discovered by a team of oceanographers during an expedition in the...

Shift in atmospheric rivers could affect Antarctic sea ice, glaciers

Weather systems responsible for transporting moisture from the tropics to temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere have been gradually shifting toward the South Pole...

True origin of oldest evidence of animals

Scientists have resolved a longstanding controversy surrounding the origins of complex life on Earth. The studies found molecular fossils extracted from 635-million-year-old rocks aren't...

Climate change presents new challenges for the drinking water supply

Rising temperatures in Germany's largest drinking water reservoir present new challenges for the drinking water supply. According to a group of researchers, the impacts...

Did early life need long, complex molecules to make cell-like compartments?

Protocell compartments used as models for an important step in the early evolution of life on Earth can be made from short polymers.

Researchers overcome barriers for bio-inspired solar energy harvesting materials

Inspired by nature, researchers can demonstrate a synthetic strategy to stabilize bio-inspired solar energy harvesting materials. Their findings could be a significant breakthrough in...

Scientists organize to tackle crisis of coral bleaching

An international consortium of scientists has created the first-ever common framework for increasing comparability of research findings on coral bleaching.

How ancient fish may have prepared for life on land

A new study adds another layer to the remarkable evolutionary transition of life from water to land on Earth. The international study of the...

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