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Miniature Fanged ‘Deer’ Rediscovered Tiptoeing Through Vietnam’s Coastal Forests

Global Wildlife Conservation and partners Southern Institute of Ecology and Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research have rediscovered a species lost to science since 1990 called a silver-backed chevrotain—a deer-like species that is the size of a rabbit, has a silver sheen, and has been hanging on in a region of Vietnam ravaged by poaching by snares.

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Using Light to Generate Order in An Exotic Material

Adding energy to any material, such as by heating it, almost always makes its structure less orderly.

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New Understanding of Antibiotic Synthesis

Researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine have made important strides in understanding the functioning of enzymes that play an integral role in the production of antibiotics and other therapeutics.

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Finding Common Ground for Scientists and Policymakers on Soil Carbon and Climate Change

There is growing interest in the potential for soil carbon to mitigate climate change, brought into the public sphere at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.

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Prey-size Plastics are Invading Larval Fish Nurseries

Many of the world’s marine fish spend their first days or weeks feeding and developing at the ocean surface.

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Researchers Find Nature’s Backup Plan for Converting Nitrogen into Plant Nutrients

Although nitrogen is essential for all living organisms — it makes up 3% of the human body — and comprises 78% of Earth’s atmosphere, it’s almost ironically difficult for plants and natural systems to access it.

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Scientists Develop Sensor to Save Children, Pets Left in Vehicles

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles.

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The Race to Stay Ahead of Wildfires

UC San Diego matches increased fire danger with improved monitoring capability.

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Nutritional Supplements Significantly Reduce Child Deaths

Study finds 27 percent drop in child mortality in low- and middle-income countries.

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New Thoughts on How Carbonates Record Global Carbon Cycle

When scientists want to study Earth’s very ancient geological past — typically greater than 100 million years ago — they often turn to rocks called carbonates.

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