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Get the Washing In! New Projections for Subtropical Rainfall

Study finds less gloomy outlook for subtropical rainfall ...

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Born Slippy: The Freaky Chemistry of the Pacific Spiny Dogfish Shark

How sharks recycle toxic ammonia to keep their skin moist ...

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FastFags: Growing More Tobacco, Quicker Tobacco

Scientists at MIPT beat the clock by quickly finding out what makes plants tick...

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Is That Russet, Vermillion or Pheophytin A? The Science of Autumn

Mendel's Stay-Green gene encodes an enzyme that extracts magnesium from chlorophyll, colouring our Autumn vistas...

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You WILL Go Into The Round Hole! Genomics Creates Climateproof Grapes

Genomics breakthrough paves way for climate-tolerant wine grape varieties ...

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No Rain, No Rivers Flow? Ethiopia to Benefit from Climate Change

Climate change may help Ethiopia, and increase the country's access to water ...

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Global Sustainability : Futile Surface-Scratching or Hope for the Future?

Global sustainability projects offer hope for the future ...

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‘A thousand thousand slimy things…’: Sea Snakes in Iran

Iranian coastal waters: New home to a rarely seen venomous sea snake ...

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Honey, Quit Harshing My Buzz: Bumblebees Hit the Woozy Gravy

When Bees Are Buzzed, Their Behavior Changes...

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Black is the New Pink. Black Pigs, Better Bacon

New mutation found that suggests humans across the world have selected and bred black pigs...

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Slim Shadysaurus: What We’ve Learned From the Patterns on a Psittacosaurus

What dinosaurs' color patterns say about their lives ...

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A Decade of ‘Delics: Shroom, Ten Years On

Ten years later, the cultural history of the magic mushroom still gathers fans and furore...

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The Right Stuff. Rogue Taxidermy (Lisa Black)

Unsettling and incisive, Lisa Black's artworks ask questions of the viewer and our approach to nature...

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The Key to Circadian Sunflower Salutations

Plant biologists discover how sunflowers use internal circadian timing to follow the sun...

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Warm or Wet? Where Does Europe’s Eldest Inhabitant Choose?

Meet Adonis, Europe's oldest known living inhabitant ...

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Pass the Salt: Global Warming Increases Beachwater Salinity

Global warming's next surprise: Saltier beaches ...

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What We Just Learned About the Greenland Shark

The unexpected title holder for the world's longest-living vertebrate...

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Aphex Fin. Zoologists Reveal the Only Other Animal That Can Keep a Beat

Ronan the sea-lion: Best beat-keeper in the animal kingdom...

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Visceral Fluidity; Cool, Cool Water (Samantha French)

Painting the quiet tranquility of water and nature...

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Could Goats be Your Next Pet? Intelligent, Loyal (and Delicious)

Empathy and Need - Could goats become man's best friend? ...

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Can Japanese Knotweed Land You In Jail? Exeter University Advises Extreme Wariness

Be wary of knotweed advice on the web, researchers warn. ...

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UK Wildlife Confused By Climate (but unfazed by Brexit)

UK wildlife calendar reshuffled by climate change ...

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Sun, Sea and… Pebbles? Saving Your Summer With A Coarser Response to Beach Erosion

Beach replenishment helps protect against storm erosion during El Niño ...

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You Know What Sunburn Does to Your Skin, But Did You Know What it Does to Your Wine?

Protecting grapes from pests by boosting their natural immunity ...

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Diversity and Adaptability: How Mammals Survived When Dinosaurs Died

Mammals almost wiped out with the dinosaurs ...

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You’ve Heard of Catfishing, but Are You Protected Against Rare Blind Catfish?

Rare, blind catfish never before found in US discovered in national park cave in Texas ...

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Old Dog, New Trick, No Thanks? How Declining Dopamine Levels Affect Decision Making

Brain chemistry may explain why older people take fewer risks ...

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Aussie Ute-Juice: Making Biofuel From Roadside Weed Stems

Australian scientists discover abundant source for environmentally friendly biofuel...

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Dancing Hairs Alert Electric Bumblebees

Dancing hairs alert bees to floral electric fields ...

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Unwarmed. How The Last Frontier of Global Warming Stays Frosty

Exploring the cold, sluggish band of deep ocean that resists the global meltdown...

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