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Deep diving scientists discover bubbling CO2 hotspot

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Domesticated wheat has complex parentage

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Even after death, animals are important in ecosystems

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Sea level rise could reshape the United States, trigger migration inland

New study is the first to use machine learning to project migration patterns resulting from sea-level rise. Researchers found the impact of rising oceans...

Most rehabilitating sea turtles with infectious tumors don’t survive

Fibropapillomatosis (FP) is the most significant infectious disease affecting sea turtle populations worldwide. FB leads to tumors on the turtles' eyes, flippers and internal...

Americans perceive likelihood of nuclear weapons risk as 50/50 toss-up

It has been 30 years since the end of the Cold War, yet on average, Americans still perceive that the odds of a nuclear...

Complex rupturing during 2019 Ridgecrest, California, sequence

The 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence, which startled nearby California residents over the 4 July holiday with magnitude 6.4 and magnitude 7.1 earthquakes, included 34,091...

Native Americans did not make large-scale changes to environment prior to European contact

Contrary to long-held beliefs, humans did not make major changes to the landscape prior to European colonization, according to new research. These new insights...

Signals from inside Earth: Borexino experiment releases new data on geoneutrinos

The Borexino collaboration has presented new results for the measurement of neutrinos originating from the interior of the Earth. With this update, the researchers...

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