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A New Hope For Bleached Coral Reefs?

UN report finds parts of coral reef ecosystems may survive in barely known deeper environments...

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Amazon River Plume points to new Reef Discovery

Scientists discover new reef system at mouth of Amazon River ...

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Plants Eat Carbon Dioxide – So Could More CO2 Fix Climate Change?

Is climate change a self-healing wound? Choosing crops for carbon dioxide reduction...

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Hoops or Alphabetti? Tracing the evolutionary history of wheat, for better pasta

Wild and landrace varieties along with genetic diversity are the keys to improving wheat's nutritional value...

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What’s the Point of Men? The Twofold Cost of Sex

The existence of males is of enormous cost to a species, so why does nature tolerate them?...

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No Fracking Wonder. Earthquakes linked to Hydraulic Fracturing

Fracking - not wastewater disposal - linked to most induced earthquakes in Western Canada ...

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How to Make Friends, Influence People, and Get Given Fish: Antarctic Birds Learn to Recognize Humans

How brown skuas, which evolved and lived in human-free habitats, recognized individual humans just after 3 or 4 visits...

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Peaty Pinots and Gamay in the Gloaming. Global Warming Moves Wine Regions North

Global warming pushes wines into uncharted terroir ...

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Useless Old Holiday Photos? Not quite. Tourist Snaps Show a Rise in Seabirds

Old tourist photos show a rise in seabirds over the last century ...

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Can the Clean Fuel Movement Ketch Up With Florida’s Tomato Battery?

Creative thinkers in Florida develop an innovative use for waste material - the tomato battery...

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The Other Kind of Twitterstorm. Using Social Media for Natural Disaster Assessment

Could social networks used in the assessment of damage caused by natural disasters?...

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A Lesson in Hubris? Using Statistics to Predict Extreme Waves

Crunching the stats to predict ship-crunching ocean events...

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No Mod Cons, But a Spectacular View. Where our Human Ancestors Lived

Scientists piece together an early human habitat for the first time...

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What Colour is Your Ark? Global Warming Makes the Wet Wetter, and the Dry Wetter Too

With global warming, not only do the wet places get wetter, but the driest areas get wetter too...

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Got some spinifex on ya, cock? Bio-Engineering Superthin Condoms

Fibers from the Australian native spinifex grass are being used to improve latex that could be used to make condoms as thin as a human hair without any loss in strength...

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What do People Think About Climate Engineering? The answer may surprise you

New tool for gauging public opinion reveals skepticism of climate engineering ...

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Breaking: New Zealand Invaded (by Little Penguins)

New Zealand's little penguins are recent Australian invaders ...

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Why Spiderman Can’t Climb Walls

There is a size limit to sticky footpads as an evolutionary solution to climbing...

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Good goods: Why Small Males Might Be More Attractive

Small males have more sex appeal, new research shows ...

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Caring Canines. Do Dogs Do Christmas Too?

Dogs truly behave prosocially toward other dogs....

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Smart Selection: Evolution is Smarter Than We Thought

Research shows that it is possible for evolution to exhibit some of the same intelligent behaviours as learning systems...

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Tall Tales and Freak Waves – The Science of the Sneaker Set

Oceanic Freak waves hit without warning, new research shows ...

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Your Magneto-Jet Awaits, Sir. Powerful magnetic fields in Nature

Simulation shows key to building powerful magnetic fields ...

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All in the Pipes: Birds sing the same way we do

The very same physical mechanisms are at play when a bird sings and a human speaks....

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Seismic Surveys Stop Sea Turtles Shagging

Marine airgun noise could cause turtle trauma ...

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Higher Crop Yields: The Famine-Busting Breakthrough You’ve Never Heard Of

High yield crops a step closer in light of photosynthesis discovery ...

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Raining Blood: The Simple Explanation THEY WANT YOU TO BELIEVE!

Biological science does have an explanation for blood rain, but it's not as good as the eery ones we can imagine....

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Not So Dumb-o. Leafblower Elephants Get the Goodies

Elephants may use trunks like 'leaf blowers' to obtain inaccessible food ...

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Getting an Edge in Business – The Way of the Bee

Buzzing bees can't resist caffeinated nectar....

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Forest Vines Have Carbon Capture All Tied Up

Smithsonian scientists say vines strangle carbon storage in tropical forests ...

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