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Study of non-rainfall water in Namib Desert reveals unexpected origins

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Nature conservation as a bridge to peace in the Middle East

Loss of biodiversity is a major challenge in today's world as is the quest for peace in regions engaged in conflict. But scientists say...

The Cerberus Groundsnake is a Critically Endangered new species from Ecuador

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

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Evolutionary biology professor explains how to ‘Walk the Tree of Life’

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Important microscopic creatures which produce half of the oxygen in the atmosphere can rapidly adapt to global warming, new research suggests.

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