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Arctic Nightlife: Seabird Colony Bursts With Sound at Night

Acoustic recordings of a colony of little auks reveal their nocturnal activities and offer valuable monitoring means for avian biology in the Arctic.

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Meteorology: Weak Polar Vortex Makes Weather More Predictable

Events in the stratosphere are making long-range weather in Northern Europe easier to forecast, researchers at LMU have discovered.

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Sustainable Plastics From Agricultural Waste

EPFL scientists have developed a sustainable method to make high-performance plastics from agricultural leftovers, turning them into valuable materials.

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Oregon State Researchers Take Deep Dive into How Much Water is Stored in Snow

A heavy snowpack is fun for skiers and sledders, and it also acts like an open-air storage tank that melts away to provide water for drinking, irrigation and other purposes during dry months.

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Heat Stress on the Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been hit by widespread coral bleaching caused by heat stress, government officials confirmed on March 8, 2024.

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How Lightly Grazed Lands Can Lock Away Huge Sums of Carbon

A new study finds that scaling back grazing on most pastureland worldwide would dramatically increase the amount of carbon stored in soils.

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An Underwater Plume From Kavachi

Kavachi is one of the most active submarine volcanoes in the Pacific.

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Study Shows a Healthy Diet is Linked with a Slower Pace of Aging, Reduced Dementia Risk

A healthier diet is associated with a reduced dementia risk and slower pace of aging, according to a new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and The Robert Butler Columbia Aging Center. 

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Tsetse Fly Fertility Damaged After Just One Heatwave, Study Finds

The fertility of both female and male tsetse flies is affected by a single burst of hot weather, researchers at the University of Bristol and Stellenbosch University in South Africa have found.

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