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Best in Snow: New Scientific Device Creates Electricity from Snowfall

UCLA researchers and colleagues have designed a new device that creates electricity from falling snow.

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Corals in the Red Sea Offer Long-term View of South Asian Summer Monsoon

When it comes to understanding future climate, the south Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox.

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NOAA Fisheries Lab Helps Shellfish Growers Become Citizen Scientists

NOAA Fisheries staff from the Milford Laboratory in Connecticut have created a Citizen Science Guide to help growers capture high quality underwater footage of aquaculture gear.

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NOAA Research Yields Better Lake-Effect Snow Forecasts

If you live near the Great Lakes and have to spend any significant time on the road, you’re forgiven if you get a little edgy whenever the forecast calls for lake-effect snow.

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Astronomers Take First, High-Resolution Look at Huge Star-Forming Region of Milky Way

Astronomers from the United States and South Korea have made the first high-resolution, radio telescope observations of the molecular clouds within a massive star-forming region of the outer Milky Way.

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Scientists Use eBird Data to Propose Optimal Bird Conservation Plan

A new paper published today in the journal Nature Communications shows a blueprint for conserving enough habitat to protect the populations of almost one-third of the warblers, orioles, tanagers, and other birds that migrate among the Americas throughout the year.

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Entomologists Uncover Florida Fire Ant Matriarchy

In most colonies, ants work in service of a single reproductive queen, but that’s not always the way ant societies function.

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Sharks More Vulnerable Than Originally Thought

Total number of sharks and rays caught annually by small-scale fisheries in the South West Indian Ocean is estimated to be 2.5 million individuals – 73% more than officially reported.

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Necrophagy: A Means of Survival in the Dead Sea

Studying organic matter in sediments helps shed light on the distant past. 

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Predictability Limit: Scientists Find Bounds of Weather Forecasting

In the future, weather forecasts that provide storm warnings and help us plan our daily lives could come up to five days sooner before reaching the limits of numerical weather prediction, scientists said.

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