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polar bears

First Tally of U.S.-Russia Polar Bears Finds a Healthy Population

Not all polar bears are in the same dire situation due to retreating sea ice, at least not right now. Off the western coast...
Antarctica’s coldest temperatures

New Study Explains Antarctica’s Coldest Temperatures

Tiny valleys near the top of Antarctica’s ice sheet reach temperatures of nearly -100 degrees Celsius, according to a new study published this week in Geophysical Research...
database

UVA Research Team Creates One-Of-A-Kind Database

With the U.S. State Department seeking its assistance, the pressure was on a team of University of Virginia researchers to complete a one-of-a-kind project...
Botulinum

Botulinum Toxin for Atrial Fibrillation? Maybe, But More Study is Needed

From temporarily softening wrinkles to easing migraines, botulinum toxin has become a versatile medical remedy because of its ability to block nerve signals that...
bird flu

Bird Flu in 2016 Spread by Wild Migratory Birds

The H5N8 bird flu virus was identified in the Netherlands in November 2016. A large number of dead wild birds were found and the...
spaceships

Bold Space Travel

Transforming science fiction to reality, physics professor Philip Lubin is creating a laser-cannon system to propel miniature spaceships with solar sails more than 25...
climate change

Concurrent Hot and Dry Summers More Common in Future

A combination of severe drought and a heatwave caused problems for Russia in the summer of 2010: fires tore through forests and peat bogs....
ancient DNA

Geneticists Pen New Tales of Human History with the Ink of...

Geneticists from Trinity College Dublin have helped to pen new tales of human history after they sequenced DNA from human remains found in Russia,...
Stone Age

Ancient DNA Reveals Genetic ‘Continuity’ Between Stone Age and Modern Populations...

The Ulchi and the ancient hunter-gatherers appeared to be almost the same population from a genetic point of view, even though there are thousands...
snail species

Shell-swinging Snails Knock out Predators

Until now, snails were thought to protectively withdraw into their shells when attacked. However, an international research team has found a pair of snail...

Spinning electrons could lead to new electronics

Among the unusual properties of graphene, one of the most exciting and least understood is the additional degree of freedom experienced by electrons.It is...
pandemics

Medieval plague strain sparked modern pandemics

European Black Death spread throughout the world in several waves
elements

Tennessee may become second state in periodic table

Among the provisional names of the new elements recently added to the periodic table announced today by the International Union of Pure and Applied...
wastewater

Fertilizer from wastewater

Fraunhofer researchers have developed a market-ready system that can be used to obtain fertilizer from wastewater for direct use in agriculture. A licensee is...
climate change

Climate change will be an economic disaster for rich and poor

The argument against addressing climate change is often an economic one: We can’t afford disrupting our fossil fuel-driven society. But an analysis by UC Berkeley...