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Green Turtles Eat Plastic That Looks like Their Food

Green turtles are more likely to swallow plastic that resembles their natural diet of sea grass, new research suggests.

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The Brain Inspires a New Type of Artificial Intelligence

Though the brain is a very slow machine, its capabilities exceed typical state-of-the-art, ultrafast artificial intelligence algorithms. 

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Contamination-Eating Microbes to Be Tested in the Field

For years, the University of Toronto’s Elizabeth Edwards and her team have been developing a potent mix of microbes that can chow down on toxic chemicals.

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Predator Fear Factor Unlocks PTSD Secrets

The fear predators inspire in their prey can leave long-lasting traces in the brains of wild animals, comparable to effects seen in humans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Pine Trees Send Chemical Warning to Each Other When Pine Beetles Attack

Lodgepole pines attacked by mountain pine beetles release volatile chemical compounds to warn related trees of the incoming threat, according to a new University of Alberta study.

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New Research on Garden-Variety Snake Sheds Light on How Reptiles Evolved

New research on a garden-variety snake in Alberta provides an unprecedented look at how their skulls develop—and may offer new clues into how reptiles evolved.

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Students Launch Balloon Simulating Space Mission to Study Cosmic Rays

University of Saskatchewan students are part of an international team that has launched a balloon 30 kilometres into near-space.

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2018 Status of U.S. Fisheries Report

This annual report highlights the work toward the goal of maximizing fishing opportunities while ensuring the sustainability of fisheries and fishing communities to support America's Blue Economy.

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Penobscot River Salmon Run Highest Since 2011

After dam removals and fish passage improvements, endangered Atlantic salmon are returning to the Penobscot River in encouraging numbers.

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NOAA Increases Chance for Above-Normal Hurricane Season

NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended.

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