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Rush hour will likely return when pandemic lockdowns lift, but a new study suggests that congestion pricing -- policies that charge tolls for driving...

Standing dead trees in ‘ghost forests’ contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

While standing dead trees in ghost forests did not release as much greenhouse gas emissions as the soils, they did increase GHG emissions of...

Backyard chickens, rabbits, soybeans can meet household protein demand

In 2020, stores sold out of garden seed, coops and rabbit cages. Meat shortages led many to wonder what to eat for protein when...

New ebolavirus vaccine design seeks to drive stronger antibody defense

Scientists have unveiled a new Ebola virus vaccine design, which they say has several advantages over standard vaccine approaches for Ebola and related viruses...

Symbiotic bacteria in root cells may be key to producing better crops

A Rutgers study finds that symbiotic bacteria that colonize root cells may be managed to produce hardier crops that need less fertilizer.

Study finds six degrees celsius cooling on land during the last Ice Age

Researchers show that prior studies have underestimated the cooling in the last glacial period, which has low-balled estimates of the Earth's climate sensitivity to...

Only 17 percent of free-flowing rivers are protected

The research demonstrates that biodiversity commitments will be key to global freshwater protection.

Who fought in the ancient Greek Battles of Himera? Chemical evidence provides answers

Geochemical evidence reveals that armies in the Battles of Himera were a mixture of locals and outsiders, according to a new study. These data...

New approach to understanding our wellbeing

The ability to connect and feel a sense of belonging are basic human needs but new research has examined how these are determined by...

Prehistoric horses, bison shared diet

Researchers found that a broader diversity of plants in the Arctic 40,000 years ago supported both more -- and more diverse -- big animals...

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