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Despite broad understanding of volcanoes, our ability to predict the timing, duration, type, size, and consequences of volcanic eruptions is limited, says a new...

Under-studied boreal habitat key for North America’s ducks

Knowing where migrating birds came from and where they're headed is essential for their conservation and management. A new study tackles this challenge using...

A better life in the outback: Improving living standards in the Australian desert region

People who live in desert regions are perceived as living in hardship and isolation and surviving largely due to subsidies from the 'mainstream' economy....

Nanoparticles remain unpredictable

The way that nanoparticles behave in the environment is extremely complex. There is currently a lack of systematic experimental data to help understand them...

Shale gas threat to forests can be eased by consolidating infrastructure

Fragmentation of ecologically important core forests within the northern Appalachians -- driven by pipeline and access road construction -- is the major threat posed...

Degradable electronic components created from corn starch

As consumers upgrade their gadgets at an increasing pace, the amount of electronic waste we generate continues to mount. To help combat this environmental...

Elevated levels of mercury in women of child bearing age in Pacific Island countries,...

Women of childbearing age living in four Pacific Island countries have elevated levels of mercury in their bodies, a new study reveals.

Making oil from algae: Towards more efficient biofuels

The mechanism behind oil synthesis within microalgae cells has now been revealed by a research team. This discovery could contribute to the development of...

Time-lapse cameras provide a unique peek at penguins’ winter behavior

Not even the most intrepid researcher wants to spend winter in Antarctica, so how can you learn what penguins are doing during those cold,...

The tale teeth tell about the legendary man-eating lions of Tsavo

Analysis of the microscopic wear on the teeth of the legendary man-eating lions of Tsavo reveals that shortage of normal prey did not drive...

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