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Second biggest jump in annual CO2 levels reported as Trump leaves Paris climate agreement.

As President Donald Trump prepared to pull the United States out of the global Paris climate agreement this week, scientists at NOAA reported that...

New model predicts how geographic features influence evolutionary outcomes

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Genetic redundancy aids competition among bacteria in symbiosis with squid

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Fracking not viable in UK’s “deformed” rocks.

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First fully rechargeable carbon dioxide battery with carbon neutrality

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What makes soil, soil? Researchers find hidden clues in DNA

Ever wondered what makes a soil, soil? And could soil from the Amazon rainforest really be the same as soil from your garden?

Very hungry and angry, caterpillars head-butt to get what they want

When food is scarce, monarch butterfly caterpillars go from docile to domineering. The results look something like a combination of boxing and 'bumper' cars....

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