Mapping extreme snowmelt and its potential dangers

Rapid snowmelt can be dangerous, and understanding its drivers is important for understanding the world under the influence of climate change.

New biobatteries use bacterial interactions to generate power for weeks

Researchers have developed a 'plug-and-play' biobattery that lasts for weeks at a time and can be stacked to improve output voltage and current.

Water is streaming across Antarctica

In the first such continent-wide survey, scientists have found extensive drainages of meltwater flowing over parts of Antarctica's ice during the brief summer.

New insights into biodiversity hotspots could help protect them from potential deep-sea mining

New insights into animal patterns around extinct submarine volcanoes could inform measures used to protect marine ecosystems from human activities, such as trawling and...

Plant hedges to combat near-road pollution exposure

Urban planners should plant hedges, or a combination of trees with hedges -- rather than just relying on roadside trees -- if they are...

Membrane building blocks play decisive role in controlling cell growth

Lipids are the building blocks of a cell's envelope - the cell membrane. In addition to their structural function, some lipids also play a...

How transparency in butterflies and moths helps ward off predators

Transparent wing patches may do more than allow butterflies and moths to hide -- they may also warn predators to leave them alone, suggests...

Holographic microscopy provides insights into the life of microplankton

Using holograms created in digital microscopes and interpreted using artificial intelligence (AI), for the first time researchers can now follow the lives of microplankton...

Staying clean keeps seafish smart

"Vet" service provided by smaller fish is key to keeping coral reefs healthy, a new study finds.

Scientists cook up new recipes for taking salt out of seawater

As populations boom and chronic droughts persist, coastal cities like Carlsbad in Southern California have increasingly turned to ocean desalination to supplement a dwindling...

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