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Researchers have developed anticancer nanomaterials by simulating the volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The novel method enables making nanoclusters of zinc peroxide...

Jurassic drop in ocean oxygen lasted a million years

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Migratory seabird deaths linked to hurricanes

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Deeper understanding of environmental values gained through broader collaboration

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Baleen whales’ ancestors were toothy suction feeders

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This nasal receptor mediates the appetizing smell of fish food

The aquatic environment is full of tantalizing chemicals that can guide a fish to mates or meals. Now, scientists in Japan have identified the...

Some forests have been hiding in plain sight

A new estimate of dryland forests suggests that the global forest cover is at least 9 percent higher than previously thought. The finding will...

Saying goodbye to glaciers

Glaciers around the world are disappearing before our eyes, and the implications for people are wide-ranging and troubling, a glacier expert concludes in a...

Measuring the impact of a changing climate on threatened Yellowstone grizzly bears

A new analysis of Yellowstone grizzly bear diets reveals that grizzlies in the region continue to feed upon the products of an endangered tree...

Movement of early humans into the Indian subcontinent

Scientists in India have used a diffusion model to study the movement and merger of early humans into and in the Indian subcontinent starting...

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