Why do whales migrate? They return to the tropics to shed their skin

Whales undertake some of the longest migrations on earth, often swimming many thousands of miles, over many months, to breed in the tropics. The...

Himalayan wolf discovered to be a unique wolf adapted to harsh high altitude life

Researchers have discovered that the Himalayan wolf is a unique wolf characteristically adapted to the harsh life in the Asian high altitudes where low...

A better pregnancy test for whales

To determine whale pregnancy, researchers have relied on visual cues or hormone tests of blubber collected via darts, but the results were often inconclusive....

Water reuse could be key for future of hydraulic fracturing

Enough water will come from the ground as a byproduct of oil production from unconventional reservoirs during the coming decades to theoretically counter the...

DNA from ancient packrat nests helps unpack Earth’s past

New work shows how using next-generation DNA sequencing on ancient packrat middens -- nests made out of plant material, fragments of insects, bones, fecal...

How transient invaders can transform an ecosystem

Study finds microbes can alter an environment dramatically before dying out.

Huge stores of Arctic sea ice likely contributed to past climate cooling

Climate scientists propose that massive amounts of melting sea ice in the Arctic drained into the North Atlantic and disrupted climate-steering currents, thus playing...

Earth formed much faster than previously thought, new study shows

By measuring iron isotopes, researchers have shown that our planet originally formed much faster than previously thought. This finding provides new insights on both...

The climate and increased extreme weather affect our energy systems

Climate change, with more and more storms and heat waves, also has consequences for our energy supply. An international research team has now developed...

New strategies for helping children process negative emotions

A recent study of indigenous people in southern Chile challenges Western assumptions about children's emotional capabilities and highlights the value of spending time outdoors...

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