A hog in wolf’s clothing

Most research on human-wildlife conflict has focused on the ways tigers, wolves, and other predators impact livestock even though noncarnivores also threaten livestock. New...

In years after El Niño, global economy loses trillions

Researchers report that the financial toll of the climate pattern known as El Niño can persist for several years and cost trillions in lost...

The window for saving the world’s coral reefs is rapidly closing

For the first time, an international team of researchers has measured the escalating rate of coral bleaching at locations throughout the tropics over the...

How old are they? Some non-photosynthetic orchids consist of dead wood

A research team has investigated the carbon age in some non-photosynthetic mycoheterotrophic plants. Using the radiocarbon emitted from atmospheric nuclear bomb tests carried out...

Quantum phase transition detected on a global scale deep inside the Earth

A multidisciplinary team of materials physicists and geophysicists combine theoretical predictions, simulations, and seismic tomography to find spin transition in the Earth's mantle. Their...

Species abundance: Winter restricts innovation

Why are there so many more species in the tropics? The 'storage effect' is stronger there than in temperate forests.

New method to introduce efficient water splitting for hydrogen production at low voltage

Metal oxides are a promising catalyst for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting to produce hydrogen as alternative energy. However, their effectiveness is restricted at low...

Better model of water under extreme conditions could aid understanding of Earth’s mantle

A team of scientists ran quantum simulations to develop a new model of the behavior of water at extremely high temperatures and pressures. The...

High efficiency solar power conversion allowed by a novel composite material

A composite thin film made of two different inorganic oxide materials significantly improves the performance of solar cells. Researchers have developed this material which...

Carrion flies used to survey tropical forest mammals

Scientists have tested a new technique: recruiting carrion-eating flies to detect mammals. This new method surpasses standard techniques, detecting more species than researchers could...

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Gorillas, rhinos, lions and more will soon become extinct without immediate action

A report by 43 wildlife experts warns that without changes now, many of Earth's most iconic species will be lost forever. Link to full source:...

Do you see a devil in this orchid?

Named for 'el diablo' himself, a new and extremely rare orchid species reveals a wicked heart. Link to full source: Do you see a devil...

Florida man arrested for stealing sea turtle eggs

He's given a whole new meaning to "poached eggs." Link to full source: Florida man arrested for stealing sea turtle eggs

Rare blindcat found in US, could prove water-filled caves connect Texas and Mexico

The extremely rare cave-dwelling albino fish with no eyes, the Mexican blindcat, has previously only been known to exist in Mexico. Link to full source:...

10 magical places saved by endangered species

In our efforts to save animals at risk of extinction, we've saved some extraordinary places as well. Link to full source: 10 magical places saved...