March 5, 2014
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New technique allows frequent water quality monitoring for suite of pollutants

A new technique that uses existing technology to allow researchers and natural resource managers to collect significantly more information on water quality has been developed, with the promise of better informing policy decisions. The technique will al… Continue reading

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December 11, 2013
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Pine plantations provide optimum conditions for natural forests to develop underneath them

If there is any native forest in the vicinity, tree, fern and herbaceous species typical of these forests penetrate under the pine plantations without any need for action. That way it is possible, to a certain extent, for native forests to be restored,… Continue reading

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September 24, 2013
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Uphill for the trees of the world

You’ll need to get out your mountain boots to go for a walk in the woods in the future. A new study shows that forests are to an increasing extent growing on steep slopes all over the world. Continue reading

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September 5, 2013
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Scientific reproducibility is hampered by a lack of specificity of the material resources

A key requirement when performing scientific experiments is the accessibility of material resources, including the reagents or model organisms, needed to address a specific hypothesis. The published scientific literature is a source of this valuable in… Continue reading

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August 26, 2013
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Earlier peak for Spain’s glaciers

Over much of the planet, glaciers were at their greatest extent roughly 20,000 years ago. But according to geologists, that wasn’t true in at least one part of southern Europe. Due to local effects of temperature and precipitation, the local glacial ma… Continue reading

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August 25, 2013
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Scientists analyze the effects of ocean acidification on marine species

Ocean acidification (OA) could change the ecosystems of our seas even by the end of this century. Biologists have assessed the extent of this ominous change. They compiled and analyzed all available data on the reaction of marine animals to OA. While t… Continue reading

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August 11, 2013
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New data reveal extent of genetic overlap between major mental disorders

The largest genome-wide study of its kind has determined how much five major mental illnesses are traceable to the same common inherited genetic variations. Researchers found that the overlap was highest between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; mode… Continue reading

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July 30, 2013
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Radio waves carry news of climate change: Surprising tool to measure our changing climate

Radio waves reflecting back to Earth from the ionosphere can offer valuable news about the extent of climate change. His simple, cost-effective measurement can be a valuable contribution to the ongoing effort to track climate change, adding to current … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013
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80 percent of Malaysian Borneo degraded by logging

A new study has found that more than 80 percent of tropical forests in Malaysian Borneo have been heavily impacted by logging. The team used the Carnegie Landsat Analysis System-lite (CLASlite) to reveal the vast and previously unmapped extent of heavi… Continue reading

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July 10, 2013
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Assessing impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

While numerous studies are under way to determine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, the extent and severity of these impacts and the value of the resulting losses cannot fully be measured without considering the good… Continue reading

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July 8, 2013
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Innovative study estimates extent to which air pollution in China shortens human lives

A high level of air pollution, in the form of particulates produced by burning coal, significantly shortens the lives of people exposed to it, according to a unique new study of China. Continue reading

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July 5, 2013
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Technological breakthrough paves the way for better drugs

Researchers have developed the first method for directly measuring the extent to which drugs reach their targets in the cell. The method could make a significant contribution to the development of new, improved drug substances. Continue reading

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July 4, 2013
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Laser system allows determination of atomic binding energy of the rarest element on Earth

The radioactive element astatine, the name of which is derived from the Greek word for ‘instability,’ is so rare on Earth that it has not yet been investigated to any greater extent and, as a consequence, very little is known about it. Using artificial… Continue reading

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July 2, 2013
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Irreversible tissue loss seen within 40 days of spinal cord injury

The rate and extent of damage to the spinal cord and brain following spinal cord injury have long been a mystery. Now, scientists have found evidence that patients already have irreversible tissue loss in the spinal cord within 40 days of injury. Using… Continue reading

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June 22, 2013
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Findings emphasize importance of vitamin D in pregnancy

Pregnant women pass low levels of vitamin D on to their babies at almost three times the extent previously thought, according to new research. Continue reading

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June 17, 2013
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Researchers unmask Janus-faced nature of mechanical forces with supercomputer

The harder you pull, the quicker it goes. At least, that used to be the rule in mechanochemistry, a method that researchers apply to set chemical reactions in motion by means of mechanical forces. However, as chemists report in a new study, more force … Continue reading

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June 12, 2013
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‘Spiritual’ young people more likely to commit crimes than ‘religious’ ones

Young adults who deem themselves “spiritual but not religious” are more likely to commit property crimes — and to a lesser extent, violent ones — than those who identify themselves as either “religious and spiritual” or “religious but not spiritual,” according to researchers. Continue reading

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June 12, 2013
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Male guppies reproduce long after death

Performing experiments in a river in Trinidad, evolutionary biologists have found that male guppies — small freshwater fish — continue to reproduce for at least ten months after they die, living on as stored sperm in females, who have much longer lif… Continue reading

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June 10, 2013
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New theory proposes solution to long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is

Researchers have proposed an answer to the long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is. Earth, with its core-driven magnetic field, oceans of liquid water, dynamic climate and abundant life is arguably the most complex system in the known … Continue reading

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June 7, 2013
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Watch a Peregrine falcon chase down this pro mountain biker (Video)

When pitted against one of the fastest men on two wheels in a race downhill, the extent of this falcon’s aerial skills are put on full display. Continue reading

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