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Less Ozone Means More Snow for Antarctica

Ozone layer depletion has increased snowfall over Antarctica in recent decades, partially mitigating the ongoing loss of the continent’s ice sheet mass, new University of Colorado Boulder research finds.

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Build Better, Smarter Climate Models?

Look at a digital map of the world with pixels that are more than 50 miles on a side and you’ll see a hazy picture: whole cities swallowed up into a single dot; Vancouver Island and the Great Lakes just one pixel wide. 

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When Scientists Push People to Their Tipping Point

You probably overestimate just how far someone can push you before you reach your tipping point, new research suggests.

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Genetic Changes Associated with Physical Activity Emerge Thanks to Machine Learning Pioneers

Time spent sitting, sleeping and moving is determined in part by our genes, University of Oxford researchers have shown.

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Increasing Seal Population Will Not Harm Largest Fish Stocks in the Baltic

Seals feeding on fish does not decrease fish stocks of Baltic cod, herring and sprat the most – climate change, nutrient load and fisheries do, shows a new study from Stockholm University.

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Regular Flu Shots May Save Heart Failure Patients’ Lives

Getting an annual flu shot can save heart failure patients’ lives, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. 

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New atlas charts the epic migrations of deer, elk and antelope

A six-year collaboration between cartographers from the University of Oregon and wildlife biologists from the University of Wyoming has resulted in the publication this fall of “Wild Migrations: Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates.”

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Biggest extinction in Earth’s history caused by global warming leaving ocean animals gasping for breath

The largest extinction in Earth’s history marked the end of the Permian period, some 252 million years ago.

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Researchers Successfully Train Computers to Identify Animals in Photos

A computer model developed at the University of Wyoming by UW researchers and others has demonstrated remarkable accuracy and efficiency in identifying images of wild animals from camera-trap photographs in North America.

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Idaho Study Predicts Increase in Global List of Threatened Plant Species

More than 15,000 plant species have a high probability of being considered threatened or near-threatened under a new model used to predict conservation status.

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