Asian hornet nests found by radio-tracking

Electronic radio tags could be used to track invasive Asian hornets and stop them colonizing the UK and killing honeybees, new research shows.

New device can measure toxic lead within minutes

Researchers have created a miniature device for measuring trace levels of toxic lead in sediments at the bottom of harbors, rivers and other waterways...

Scientists discover legacy of past weather in stories of prairie plant restoration

Scientists have investigated fields of data going back 20 years to find out why some replanted prairies are healthier than others.

Rising temperatures threaten stability of Tibetan alpine grasslands

A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau, threatening the ability of farmers and herders to maintain the...

Twitter fight: Birds use social networks to pick opponents wisely

Researchers say animals such as monk parakeets seem to understand where they fit in a dominance hierarchy and pick their fights accordingly. This high-level...

AI detects hidden earthquakes

Tiny movements in Earth's outermost layer may provide a Rosetta Stone for deciphering the physics and warning signs of big quakes. New algorithms that...

Sawfish face global extinction unless overfishing is curbed

Sawfish have disappeared from half of the world's coastal waters and the distinctive shark-like rays face complete extinction due to overfishing, according to a...

As summers get warmer, more rain may not be better than less

Warm, wet summers are historically unusual and could bring unexpected disruptions to ecosystems and society, according to new research.

Next 5 years predicted to be abnormally hot

This summer's worldwide heatwave makes 2018 a particularly hot year. As will be the next few years, according to a new study. Using a...

More than just a sun tan: Ultraviolet light helps marine animals to tell the...

Changes in daylength are a well-established annual timing cue for animal behavior and physiology. An international collaboration of scientists now shows that, in addition...

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