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Fishing in Synchrony Brings Mutual Benefits for Dolphins and People in Brazil, Research Shows

By working together, dolphins and net-casting fishers in Brazil each catch more fish, a rare example of an interaction by two top predators that is beneficial to both parties, researchers have concluded following 15 years of study of the practice.

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Antarctic Iceberg on the Move

On January 22, 2023, the British Antarctic Survey reported that a new iceberg had broken from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf.

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Honey Bee Colony Loss in the U.S. Linked to Mites, Extreme Weather, and Pesticides

About one-third of the food eaten by Americans comes from crops pollinated by honey bees, yet the insect is dying off at alarming rates.

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New Carbon Nanotube Yarn Harvests Mechanical Energy

Nanotechnology researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have made novel carbon nanotube yarns that convert mechanical movement into electricity more effectively than other material-based energy harvesters.

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New Research Could Divert a Billion Pounds of Clothes and Other Fabric Items From Landfills

Canadians trash about a billion pounds—nearly 500 million kilograms—of fashion and home items made of fabric each year, but a new grading system could help divert most of it from landfills. 

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New Hybrid Catalyst Could Help Decarbonization and Make Ethylene Production More Sustainable

A new hybrid catalyst converts carbon dioxide into ethylene in one pot. The catalyst was developed by scientists from Ames National Laboratory, Iowa State University, University of Virginia, and Columbia University. 

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Outlook for the Blue Economy

A handful of hyper-productive fisheries provide sustenance to a billion people and employ tens of millions. 

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Targeting cancer with a multidrug nanoparticle

Treating cancer with combinations of drugs can be more effective than using a single drug. However, figuring out the optimal combination of drugs, and making sure that all of the drugs reach the right place, can be challenging.

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Shrinking Lake Abert

Every year, tens of thousands of birds flock to Lake Abert as they journey from parts of the Great Basin toward the Pacific flyway, a migration route that extends from Alaska and Canada, through California, to Mexico and South America.

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Data-Driven Bird Conservation Project Takes Wing

Michigan State University and the National Audubon Society are teaming up to help protect declining bird populations across North America.

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