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Global Change is Triggering an Identity Switch in Grasslands

Since the first Homo sapiens emerged in Africa roughly 300 million years ago, grasslands have sustained humanity and thousands of other species. 

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Researchers Develop Materials That Can Revolutionize How Light is Harnessed for Solar Energy

Researchers at Columbia University have developed a way to harness more power from singlet fission to increase the efficiency of solar cells, providing a tool to help push forward the development of next-generation devices.

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Extreme Evolution

Researchers at McMaster University who rush in after storms to study the behaviour of spiders have found that extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones may have an evolutionary impact on populations living in storm-prone regions, where aggressive spiders have the best odds of survival.

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How Coastal Mud Holds the Key to Climate Cooling Gas

Bacteria found in muddy marshes, estuaries and coastal sediment synthesise one of the Earth’s most abundant climate cooling gases – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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Uncertainty in Emissions Estimates in the Spotlight

National or other emissions inventories of greenhouse gases that are used to develop strategies and track progress in terms of emissions reductions for climate mitigation contain a certain amount of uncertainty, which inevitably has an impact on the decisions they inform.

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Paper Filter from Algae Could Save Lives

The problem of access to safe drinking water in most parts of Bangladesh is a persistent challenge. 

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Researchers Develop Tools to Help Manage Seagrass Survival

A new QUT-led study has developed a statistical toolbox to help avoid seagrass loss which provides shelter, food and oxygen to fish and at-risk species like dugongs and green turtles.

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A Fungus Could Wipe out the Banana Forever

The banana—or at least the fruit as we know it—is facing an existential crisis. 

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Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Scientists Discover Compound That Could Shield Heart Tissue

Imagine there was a drug that you could take soon after a heart attack that could reduce damage by protecting healthy heart muscle tissue.

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Facial Recognition Technique Could Improve Hail Forecasts

The same artificial intelligence technique typically used in facial recognition systems could help improve prediction of hailstorms and their severity, according to a new study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

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