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Hubble Sets Sights on an Explosive Galaxy

When massive stars die at the end of their short lives, they light up the cosmos with bright, explosive bursts of light and material known as supernovae. 

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What Drives Yellowstone’s Massive Elk Migrations?

Every spring, tens of thousands of elk follow a wave of green growth up onto the high plateaus in and around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, where they spend the summer calving and fattening on fresh grass. 

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NASA Finds Tropical Cyclone Vayu off India’s Gujarat Coast

NASA’s Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Vayu still lingering near the northwestern coast of India, and its cloud-filled eye remained offshore.

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Can We Still Have Fun If the UK Goes Carbon Neutral?

Mainstream strategies generally address the challenge of reducing carbon by reviewing consumption, but a complementary approach looks at how people spend their time.

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A Global Database Established to Investigate Climate and Vegetation Drivers of Terrestrial Carbon Fluxes

A better understanding of terrestrial flux dynamics will come from elucidating the integrated effects of climate and vegetation constraints on gross primary productivity (GPP), ecosystem respiration (ER), and net ecosystem productivity (NEP), according to Dr. CHEN Shutao, Associate professor at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology.

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Drones Deployed to Monitor Brazil Forest Growth

Measuring the height of Brazil’s towering rainforests can be a tall order. 

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A Shady Spot May Protect Species Against Rapid Climate Warming

Finding a shady refuge to cool off on a hot day could be more than a lifesaver in a warming world.

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Satellite Observations Improve Earthquake Monitoring, Response

NASA’s Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Vayu still lingering near the northwestern coast of India, and its cloud-filled eye remained offshore.

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No Evidence for Increased Egg Predation in the Arctic

Climate and ecosystems are changing, but predation on shorebird nests has changed little across the globe over the past 60 years, finds an international team of 60 researchers.

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U of A Researchers Developing New Treatment That Could Help Protect People with Cardiovascular Disease

New University of Alberta research is paving the way for the first medical treatment to help protect people from cardiovascular disease by boosting the body’s natural defences.

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