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Protected Areas Help Waterbirds Adapt to Climate Change

Researchers of the new study investigated the role of protected areas for the range shifts of wintering waterbirds in Europe and North Africa.

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Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease with Skin Samples Could Lead to Earlier Detection

New research shows a simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson’s disease, demonstrating for the first time the feasibility of the method.

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Legacy Pollutants Found in Migratory Terns in Great Lakes Region

Chemicals that haven’t been manufactured in the U.S. for years or even decades are still turning up in the bodies of migratory terns in the Great Lakes region, a new study finds.

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High Flavanol Diets May Lead to Lower Blood Pressure

People who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples and berries, could lead to lower blood pressure, according to the first study using objective measures of thousands of UK residents’ diet.  

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Deep Magma Facilitates the Movement of Tectonic Plates

A small amount of molten rock located under tectonic plates encourages them to move. 

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This Beetle Can Survive Getting Run Over by a Car. Engineers Are Figuring Out How

Getting run over by a car is not a near-death experience for the diabolical ironclad beetle.

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Mass Screening Method Cuts COVID Testing Costs

Using a new mathematical approach to screen large groups for Covid-19 could be around 20 times cheaper than individual testing, a study suggests.

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New Report Reveals Insights into the Condition of Natural and Cultural Resources of Papahānaumokuākea

Papahānaumokuākea is a remarkable place -- home to unique wildlife, captivating terrestrial and marine habitats, and an exceptional array of cultural resources.

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Scientists Make Big Stride Toward Greening-Resistant Citrus Trees

University of Florida scientists achieved a major milestone in their quest to develop a citrus greening-resistant tree by sequencing the genome of a fruit plant that’s a close cousin to citrus trees.

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Newly Banned Beach Weed Threatens Sea Turtle Nesting Sites

With this year’s sea turtle nesting season nearing its conclusion in Florida, many of the protected species’ newest hatchlings have completed their first big journey from their sandy nests to the water.

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