Mating mix-up with wrong fly lowers libido for Mr. Right

If you've ever suffered a nightmare date and were hesitant to try again, fruit flies can relate. Female flies that have been coerced into...

From space to the streets: New battery model also makes electric cars more reliable

Nano satellites weighing just a few kilograms orbit the Earth. Pivotal point of these miniature computers are their solar-powered batteries. Computer scientists have now...

Multi-year study finds ‘hotspots’ of ammonia over world’s major agricultural areas

Fertilizers, animal waste, changes to atmospheric chemistry and warming soils are all tied to increased ammonia over US, Europe, China and India, say researchers...

Protecting ice memory

Collecting ice cores from high-mountain glaciers most at risk from climate change and storing them in Antarctica for future generations of scientists: that is...

Only the tip of the iceberg: Monitoring programs underestimate human impact on biodiversity

Whether orchids or mammals, insects or slugs and snails: nowadays there are a large number of animals and plants under observation. Unfortunately, the collection...

Outwitting climate change with a plant ‘dimmer’?

Plants possess molecular mechanisms that prevent them from blooming in winter. Once the cold of winter has passed, they are deactivated. However, if it...

Pattern of mammal dwarfing during global warming

More than 50 million years ago, when the Earth experienced a series of extreme global warming events, early mammals responded by shrinking in size....

How to conserve polar bears — and maintain subsistence harvest — under climate change

A properly-managed subsistence harvest of polar bears can continue under climate change, according to analysis that combines sea-ice forecasts with a polar bear population...

Flower-rich habitats increase survival of bumblebee families

New research has revealed for the first time that flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families between years. The results,...

Scientists mobilize as bleaching resumes on Great Barrier Reef

Coral researchers are remobilizing to conduct aerial and underwater surveys along the Great Barrier Reef and elsewhere in Australia as coral bleaching reappears for...

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