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Mercury is very toxic and can cause long-term health damage, but removing it from water is challenging. To address this growing problem scientists have...

The Cerberus Groundsnake is a Critically Endangered new species from Ecuador

The snake fauna of Central and South America seems largely under-researched, since as many as thirty-three species of a single genus have been discovered...

Sinking of seal beach wetlands tied to ancient quakes

When geologists went in search for evidence of ancient tsunamis along Southern California’s coastal wetlands, they found something else. Their discoveries have implications for...

Salmon with side effects: Aquacultures are polluting Chile’s rivers with a cocktail of dissolved...

Tasty, versatile, and rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids: salmon is one of the most popular edible fish of all. Shops sell fish caught...

Visualizing nuclear radiation

Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for...

Scientists follow seeds to solve ecological puzzle

A four-year study of one rare and one common lupine growing in coastal dunes showed that a native mouse steals most of the rare...

Google Street View cars are eyes on the ground for urban methane leaks

A set of Google Street View mapping cars, specially equipped with cutting-edge methane analyzers, are allowing researchers to 'see' invisible methane leaks from natural...

A new model for capillary rise in nano-channels offers insights into improved hydraulic fracturing...

With fracking, scientists have calculated the expected level of capillary rise with the Lucas-Washburn equation, a mathematical model whose earliest parameters were first devised...

Revealing the microscopic mechanisms in perovskite solar cells

In just a few years, researchers have achieved remarkable power conversion efficiency with materials with perovskite crystal structure, comparable with the best photovoltaic materials...

Research: From Arctic to the Mediterranean

Lakes, rivers, estuaries and oceans are closely connected. Despite this, aquatic research is still divided in marine and freshwater sciences. Now, scientists from 19...

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