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Artificial Reefs Take on a Towering Presence as Havens for Marine Predators

Predator densities were up to five times larger at the 14 artificial reefs surveyed in the study than at the 16 nearby natural reefs that also were surveyed

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Volcanic Ash May Have a Bigger Impact on the Climate Than We Thought

When volcanos erupt, these geologic monsters produce tremendous clouds of ash and dust—plumes that can blacken the sky, shut down air traffic and reach heights of roughly 25 miles above Earth's surface.

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Rapid Test for Ovarian Cancer Detection Developed at the University of Turku

Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, have developed a test for ovarian cancer detection with a sensitivity 4.5 times higher than that of the conventional laboratory test. 

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High-Fidelity Record of Earth’s Climate History Puts Current Changes in Context

For the first time, climate scientists have compiled a continuous, high-fidelity record of variations in Earth’s climate extending 66 million years into the past.

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Dietary Changes Could Produce Big Offsets to Carbon Emissions

Eating less meat and dairy products in favor of plant-based proteins like those found in grains, legumes and nuts could make a huge difference in how much carbon dioxide reaches the atmosphere, research by Oregon State University shows.

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Climate Change Recasts the Insect Communities of the Arctic

Through a unique research collaboration, researchers at the University of Helsinki have exposed major changes taking place in the insect communities of the Arctic. 

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Protected Areas Can “Double” Imperilled Species Populations

A University of Queensland-led research team has revealed that many endangered mammal species are dependent on protected areas, and would likely vanish without them.

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Indonesia’s Coastal Communities Shoulder the Impacts of Ocean Plastic

The urgency of reducing single-use plastic in global supply chains has been highlighted by a University of Queensland study in collaboration with the Indonesian Institute of Sciences.

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Worldwide Loss of Phosphorus Due to Soil Erosion Quantified for the First Time

Phosphorus is essential for agriculture, yet this important plant nutrient is increasingly being lost from soils around the world. 

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