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Lack of power grids sealed fate for early electric cars

New research shows that insufficient infrastructure was key in American car manufacturers choosing gasoline cars over electric cars in the early 20th century. If...

Fewer frogs died by vehicles in the outset of the pandemic, study finds

Researchers discovered that 50 percent fewer frogs died from vehicle collisions in Maine in spring 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began, that during the...

Illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade is affecting all of us – what can we...

Illegal or unsustainable wildlife trade affects biodiversity, ecosystem services, people's livelihood, and economies all over the world. Worldwide experts warn about the perils related...

Popular theory of Native American origins debunked by genetics and skeletal biology

A widely accepted theory of Native American origins coming from Japan has been attacked in a new scientific study, which shows that the genetics...

Urban areas more likely to have precipitation-triggered landslides, exposing growing populations to slide hazards

Urban areas may be at greater risk for precipitation-triggered landslides than rural areas, according to a new study that could help improve landslide predictions...

Living near oil and gas wells increases air pollution exposure

Researchers found increased concentrations of air pollutants downwind from oil and gas wells in California, likely affecting millions of Californians who live near them.

Cracking the case of how one of the earliest predators hunted

Early in animal evolution, complex life was mostly limited to the sea floor. But a few organisms evolved to move through the water, giving...

Quantum phase transition detected on a global scale deep inside the Earth

A multidisciplinary team of materials physicists and geophysicists combine theoretical predictions, simulations, and seismic tomography to find spin transition in the Earth's mantle. Their...

Arctic sea ice may make a last stand in this remote region; it may...

With warming climate, summer sea ice in the Arctic has been shrinking fast, and now consistently spans less than half the area it did...

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