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Cougars Respond to Roads Based on Human Activity, Topography, and Time of Day

A study by University of Alberta biologists identifies three key factors for how cougars select habitats near roadways: traffic, topography and daylight.

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Globalised Economy Making Water, Energy And Land Insecurity Worse

The first large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources has found that globalisation may be decreasing, rather than increasing, the security of global supply chains.

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Easy-To-Make, Ultra-Low-Power Electronics Could Charge Out Of Thin Air

Researchers have developed a new approach to printed electronics that allows ultra-low-power electronic devices which could recharge from ambient light or radiofrequency noise.

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Cheating Birds Mimic Host Nestlings To Deceive Foster Parents

The common cuckoo is known for its deceitful nesting behaviour – by laying eggs in the nests of other bird species, it fools host parents into rearing cuckoo chicks alongside their own.

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Humpback Whales Unexpectedly Remain Near Iceland All Year Round

Whales have probably always fascinated humans due to their incredible size, their mysterious lives in the depths of the sea, and their unusual intelligence.

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Global “BiteMap” Reveals How Marine Food Webs May Change With Climate

Where are small marine animals most vulnerable to getting eaten? 

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Haunted House Researchers Investigate the Mystery of Playing With Fear

Chainsaw-wielding maniacs and brain-munching zombies are common tropes in horror films and haunted houses, which, in normal years, are popular Halloween-season destinations for thrill seekers. 

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UM Researcher Proposes Sea-Level Rise Global Observing System

University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researcher Shane Elipot proposes a new approach to monitoring global sea-level rise.

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Healthcare as a Climate Solution

Although the link may not be obvious, healthcare and climate change — two issues that pose major challenges around the world — are in fact more connected than society may realize. 

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A Study Has Demonstrated That Omega-3 Rich Foods Improve Post-Heart Attack Prognosis

A team of researchers from the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital and Research Institute (IGTP) and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) has shown that regularly consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, from both animal and vegetable origins, strengthens the heart's membranes and helps improve the prognosis in the event of a myocardial infarction.

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