Burmese python’s hungry escapades may have consequences for human health

As the large, invasive Burmese python eats its way through south Florida's mammals, the mosquitoes in the area have fewer types of animals to...

Too little is known about wildfire smoke

How do fire-suppression chemicals and pesticides affect wildfire smoke and the health of those who breathe it? New research has discovered that this question...

Ammonia emissions unlikely to be causing extreme China haze

As China struggles to find ways to remedy the noxious haze that lingers over Beijing and other cities in the winter, researchers have cast...

Surrounded by potential: New science in converting biomass

To take full advantage of biomass, lignin needs to be processed into usable components along with the plant cellulose. Currently, that process requires an...

Warming unlikely to have major impact on animal agriculture in Northeast

Climate change will not significantly impair animal agriculture in the Northeast region of the United States, according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers, who...

Livestock grazing harming giant panda habitat

One third of the giant panda habitat in China's Wanglang National Nature Reserve has been degraded and lost to livestock grazing, a new study...

Computational study sheds doubt on latest theory of birds’ mysterious magnetic compass

The European robin and other birds know where to migrate by sensing the direction of the Earth's magnetic field. Researchers have recently attributed this...

New light shed on Earth’s history

New research suggests that hydrogen, oxygen, water and carbon dioxide are being generated in the earth's mantle hundreds of kilometers below the earth's surface.

What is on the menu for dragonflies

Researchers have discovered which species adult dragonflies and damselflies prey upon, as modern laboratory techniques have enabled the study of the insects' diet. In...

New efficient catalyst for key step in artificial photosynthesis

Chemists have designed a new 'single-site' catalyst that speeds up the rate of a key step in artificial photosynthesis. It's the first to match...

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