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East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier Has Retreated Almost 3 Miles Over Last 22 Years

East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated 5 kilometers, nearly 3 miles, in the past 22 years, and researchers at the University of California, Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are concerned that the shape of the ground surface beneath the ice sheet could make it even more susceptible to climate-driven collapse.

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Coronavirus Holds Key Lessons on How to Fight Climate Change

A frightening new threat cascades around the world, upending familiar routines, disrupting the global economy, and endangering lives.

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Peak District Grasslands Hold Key To Global Plant Diversity

In a study published in Nature Plants, the team investigated how some ecosystems can have high biodiversity when all of these plants are competing for the same nutrients.

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Christmas Island Discovery Redraws Map Of Life

The world’s animal distribution map will need to be redrawn and textbooks updated, after researchers discovered the existence of ‘Australian’ species on Christmas Island.

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New Device Quickly Detects Harmful Bacteria in Blood

Engineers have created a tiny device that can rapidly detect harmful bacteria in blood, allowing health care professionals to pinpoint the cause of potentially deadly infections and fight them with drugs.

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Simple Framework Helps Future Ocean Studies

A range of information is collated through a simple framework that will help marine scientists to design more accurate experiments that will better help them understand the projected impact of global warming on marine life.

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Flat-Panel Technology Could Transform Antennas, Wireless and Cell Phone Communications

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are reinventing the mirror, at least for microwaves, potentially replacing the familiar 3-D dishes and microwave horns we see on rooftops and cell towers with flat panels that are compact, versatile, and better adapted for modern communication technologies.

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Fallout from Australia’s Huge Wildfires Is Choking Rivers

Walking through the Bogandyera Nature Reserve, Luke Pearce, a fisheries manager for the Australian state of New South Wales, gestured down a steep hillside and described the scene three days after a wildfire roared through the area on January 11.

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Electric Jolt to Carbon Makes Better Water Purifier

Nagoya University scientists have developed a one-step fabrication process that improves the ability of nanocarbons to remove toxic heavy metal ions from water.

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Epigenetic Inheritance: A Silver Bullet Against Climate Change?

The current pace of climate change exceeds historical events by 1-2 orders of magnitude, which will make it hard for organisms and ecosystems to adapt. 

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