Software aims to reduce food waste by helping those in need

A research team is testing a new online tool to provide food to those in need by reducing food waste.

Revised Brazilian forest code may lead to increased legal deforestation in Amazon

Researchers show that up to 15 million hectares of forest risk losing protection owing to a new clause in the law under which state...

Ancient relic points to a turning point in Earth’s history 42,000 years ago

The temporary breakdown of Earth's magnetic field 42,000 years ago sparked major climate shifts that led to global environmental change and mass extinctions, a...

Poor outlook for biodiversity in Antarctica

The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been...

Historic space weather could clarify what’s next

Scientists have discovered an underlying repeatable pattern in how space weather activity changes with the solar cycle - having analysed solar activity for the...

Clearing up the ‘dark side’ of artificial leaves

While artificial leaves hold promise as a way to take carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- out of the atmosphere, there is...

Ecologists develop a novel forensic tool for detecting laundering of critically endangered cockatoos

Ecologists have applied stable isotope techniques to determine whether birds in the pet trade are captive or wild-caught, a key piece of evidence required...

Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities

A new discovery is providing scientists a better understanding of how rainfall is shared beneficially by the plant community and the human population, in...

Archeological discovery yields clues to how our ancestors may have adapted to their environment

During the Stone Age ancestral humans lived with a variety of animal species along what was an area of wetlands in the middle of...

Capuchin monkey genome reveals clues to its long life and large brain

Scientists have sequenced the genome of a capuchin monkey for the first time, uncovering new genetic clues about the evolution of their long lifespan...

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