Massachusetts drinking water may contain unsafe levels of manganese

A new study has found that concentrations of manganese in a Massachusetts community's drinking water often surpassed the maximum recommended levels of manganese stated...

Scientists discover 36-million-year geological cycle that drives biodiversity

Movement in the Earth's tectonic plates indirectly triggers bursts of biodiversity in 36 million-year cycles by forcing sea levels to rise and fall, new...

Caterpillar venom study reveals toxins borrowed from bacteria

Researchers have found toxins in the venom of asp caterpillars are completely different to anything they have seen before in insects. Toxins in the...

Unused renewable energy an option for powering NFT trade

Unused solar, wind, and hydroelectric power in the U.S. could support the exponential growth of transactions involving non-fungible tokens (NFTs), researchers have found.

Navigating the future of underwater geolocalization: How polarization patterns enable new technology

Beneath the water's surface lays a hidden world: one that cannot be perceived by the human eye. When viewed through a special camera, however,...

Addressing justice in wildfire risk management

The unequal distribution of wildfire risk in our society is influenced by various factors, such as social vulnerabilities and intersecting forms of inequality, including...

Forest can adapt to climate change, but not quickly enough

America's forests have a tough time in store for them. Climate change is increasing temperatures and decreasing moisture levels across the country, not a...

New biodegradable plastics are compostable in your backyard

Researchers have developed new bioplastics that degrade on the same timescale as a banana peel in a backyard compost bin.

The key to why plants flower early in a warming world

Scientists have unveiled a new mechanism that plants use to sense temperature. This finding could lead to solutions to counteract some of the deleterious...

Study reveals how a tall spruce develops defense against hungry weevils

A study has identified genes involved in development of stone cells -- rigid cells that can block a nibbling insect from eating budding branches...

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