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Sunlight linked with lower COVID-19 deaths, study shows

Sunnier areas are associated with fewer deaths from COVID-19, an observational study suggests. Increased exposure to the sun's rays -- specifically UVA -- could...

Could Mario Kart teach us how to reduce world poverty and improve sustainability?

A new study shows how the principles of Mario Kart -- especially the parts of it that make the game fun for players --...

Researchers illuminate mystery of sea turtles’ epic migrations

North Pacific loggerhead turtles' years-long oceanic journeys remain poorly understood. Using data from satellite tracking and other techniques, scientists reveal a unique phenomenon that...

Regional habitat differences identified for threatened piping plovers on Atlantic coast

Piping plovers, charismatic shorebirds that nest and feed on many Atlantic Coast beaches, rely on different kinds of coastal habitats in different regions along...

Pulp mill waste hits the road instead of the landfill

Waste materials from the pulp and paper industry have long been seen as possible fillers for building products like cement, but for years these...

Bacteria help plants grow better

A current study by scientists sheds light on an unusual interdependence: Maize can attract special soil bacteria that, in turn, help the plants to...

Scant evidence that ‘wood overuse’ at Cahokia caused collapse

Archaeologists excavated around earthen mounds and analyzed sediment cores to test a persistent theory about the collapse of Cahokia, the pre-Columbian Native American city...

More than 5,000 tons of extraterrestrial dust fall to Earth each year

Every year, our planet encounters dust from comets and asteroids. These interplanetary dust particles pass through our atmosphere and give rise to shooting stars....

Corals carefully organize proteins to form rock-hard skeletons

Scientists have shown that coral structures consist of a biomineral containing a highly organized organic mix of proteins that resembles what is in our...

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