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Bumblebees Exposed to Chernobyl-Levels of Radiation Consume More Nectar

Researchers at Stirling University have found that exposure to chronic low-dose radiation, found in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, negatively affects bumblebee energy use by increasing their metabolic rate and food consumption. 

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Bushfire Planning Controls Stifle Designs Able to Prevent Catastrophe

As bushfires ravage much of Australia, a QUT expert has called for an urgent review of planning regulations which currently limit construction to conventional homes only able to withstand moderate levels of bushfire attack.

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Around 35,000 Years Ago, Central Iberia Had a Tundra-Steppe Landscape

A study led by the CENIEH presents the results of the investigations undertaken at the site of Portalón del Tejadilla, in Segovia, which have confirmed the presence of species adapted to an extremely arid and cold environment, and which occupied the Segovian plateau from 39,000 to 34,000 years ago.

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Parker Solar Probe: ‘We’re Missing Something Fundamental About the Sun’

Our closest-ever look inside the sun’s corona has unveiled an unexpectedly chaotic world that includes rogue plasma waves, flipping magnetic fields and distant solar winds under the thrall of the sun’s rotation, according to University of Michigan researchers who play key roles in NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission.

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Fukushima: Lessons Learnt From an Extraordinary Case of Soil Decontamination

This analysis provides new scientific lessons on decontamination strategies and techniques implemented in the municipalities affected by the radioactive fallout from the Fukushima accident.

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Earth Was Stressed Before Dinosaur Extinction

Fossilized seashells show signs of global warming, ocean acidification leading up to asteroid impact.

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Mountain Goats’ Air Conditioning is Failing, Study Says

A new study in the journal PLOS One says Glacier National Park’s iconic mountain goats are in dire need of air conditioning.

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Research Confirms Timing of Tropical Glacier Melt at the End of the Last Ice Age

Tropical glaciers in Africa and South America began their retreat simultaneously at the end of the last ice age about 20,000 years ago, according to a Dartmouth study.

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Unique Data Confirms Why Water Turns Brown

By analysing almost daily water samples taken from the same river from 1940 until today, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have confirmed their hypothesis that the browning of lakes is primarily due to the increase in coniferous forests, as well as rainfall and sulphur deposits.

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Record Low Level of Bering Sea Ice Causes Profound, Widespread Impacts

Sea ice in the Bering Sea shrank to its lowest levels in recorded history in 2018, profoundly affecting northwest Alaska residents who depend on marine resources for food, cash and culture, according to a new peer-reviewed study.

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