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Beyond borders: Understanding migration requires understanding changing land systems

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Tests measure solar panel performance beyond established standards

In testing solar panels, the sun's intensity, the spectral composition and the angle of light are important factors in understanding why certain panels are...

Microplastics found in Florida’s birds of prey for first time

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Even modest climate change may lead to sweeping changes in northernmost forests

Even relatively modest climate warming and associated precipitation shifts may dramatically alter Earth's northernmost forests, which constitute one of the planet's largest nearly intact...

Scientists overhaul corn domestication story with multidisciplinary analysis

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Arctic research expedition likely faces extreme conditions in fast-changing Arctic

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Southern Ocean drives massive bloom of tiny phytoplankton

Scientists have uncovered the ocean conditions that support a massive summertime bloom of algae that spans 16 percent of the global ocean. Known as...

Oblique electrostatic inject-deposited TiO2 film for efficient perovskite solar cells

The need to efficiently harvest solar energy for a more sustainable future is increasingly becoming accepted across the globe. A new family of solar...

Speed breeding technique sows seeds of new green revolution

A new technology, speed breeding, allows plants to be grown more rapidly. The technology produced wheat, from seed-to-seed in 8 weeks.

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