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Organic solar cells show great promise for clean energy applications. However, photovoltaic modules made from organic semiconductors do not maintain their efficiency for long...

Coping with climate stress in Antarctica

Some Antarctic fish living in the planet's coldest waters are able to cope with the stress of rising carbon dioxide levels the ocean. They...

Desert shrubs cranked up water use efficiency to survive a megadrought

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Cooling of Earth caused by eruptions, not meteors

Ancient sediment found in a central Texas cave appears to solve the mystery of why the Earth cooled suddenly about 13,000 years ago.

Study finds carrying pollen heats up bumble bees, raises new climate change questions

A new study finds carrying pollen is a workout that significantly increases the body temperature of bumble bees. This new understanding of active bumble...

What drives circadian rhythms at the poles?

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Can sunlight convert emissions into useful materials?

A team of researchers has designed a method to break CO2 apart and convert the greenhouse gas into useful materials like fuels or consumer...

Grassroots data vital for reducing deadly bird-window strikes

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First in-depth study of marine fungi and their cell-division cycles

A first deep dive into the diversity of marine fungi and their cell division cycles has revealed unusual cell cycles, cell division patterns, and...

Turning dirty tinfoil into biofuel catalyst

A researcher has discovered a way to convert dirty aluminium foil into a biofuel catalyst, which could help to solve global waste and energy...

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