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Mapping White Clover Heritage

Four-leaved clovers may or may not bring good luck. What’s indisputable is that all white clovers, whether with three or four leaves, have many benefits.

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How Bats Relocate in Response to Tree Loss

Identifying how groups of animals select where to live is important for understanding social dynamics and for management and conservation. 

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Study Recommends Special Protection of Emperor Penguins

In a new study published this week (Wednesday 9 October) in the journal Biological Conservation, an international team of researchers recommends the need for additional measures to protect and conserve one of the most iconic Antarctic species – the emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri).

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Targeting Tumour-Producing Cells in Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The most common primary liver cancer in adults is known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and accounts for approximately 780,000 deaths every year.

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Human Gut Microbes Could Make Processed Foods Healthier

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis sheds light on how human gut microbes break down processed foods — especially potentially harmful chemical changes often produced during modern food manufacturing processes.

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Antibiotic Resistance in Food Animals Nearly Tripled Since 2000

The growing appetite for animal protein in developing countries has resulted in a smorgasbord of antibiotic consumption for livestock that has nearly tripled the occurrence of antibiotic resistance in disease-causing bacteria easily transmitted from animals to humans, according to a recent report in the journal Science.

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How to Make Biocatalysts Immortal

Oxygen threatens sustainable catalysts that use hydrogen to produce electricity in fuel cells. Researchers from Bochum and Marseille have developed a way to combat this.

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Assateague on the Move

The surface of Earth is constantly changing and evolving. Coastal barrier islands demonstrate such change faster than almost any other landscape.

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NASA Smallsats Can Aid Hurricane Forecasts with GPS

Eight briefcase-size satellites flying in a row may be key to improving forecasts of a hurricane's wind speed — detecting whether it will make landfall as a Category 1 or a Category 5.

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September 2019 Tied as 2nd Hottest on Record for U.S.

U.S. also saw 4 more billion-dollar disasters since May.

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