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The ways climate scientists explain their predictions about the impact of global warming can either promote or limit their persuasiveness.

A new stable form of plutonium discovered

Scientists have found a new compound of plutonium with an unexpected, pentavalent oxidation state. This new phase of plutonium is solid and stable, and...

All plastic waste could become new, high-quality plastic through advanced steam cracking

A research group has developed an efficient process for breaking down any plastic waste to a molecular level. The resulting gases can then be...

Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution

The art of croissant making has inspired researchers to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem.

New study uncovers ‘magnetic’ memory of European glass eels

A new study has found that European glass eels use their magnetic sense to 'imprint' a memory of the direction of water currents in...

Mapping global biodiversity change

A new study which focuses on mapping biodiversity change in marine and land ecosystems shows that loss of biodiversity is most prevalent in the...

Stranded whales detected from space

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Analysis of recent Ridgecrest, California earthquake sequence reveals complex, damaging fault systems

Geophysicists complete their analysis of a well-documented seismic event that held many surprises.

An evolution in the understanding of evolution

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Museums put ancient DNA to work for wildlife

Scientists who are trying to save species at the brink of extinction are finding help in an unexpected place. Researchers increasingly are embracing the...

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