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DNA Discovery

DNA Discovery Gives New Insight into Ancient History of South America

A major new study shows the first communities in Central and South America were descended from the first inhabitants of North America. But DNA...
monocultures

Mixed Cultures, Not Monotony

In 1994, Switzerland ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity in Rio, committing itself to the protection of biodiversity1. However, that’s not the only reason...
scanner

New Scanner Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis of Dementia

The two ETH particle physicists Jannis Fischer and Max Ahnen are building a brain scanner that is ten times less expensive and much smaller...
Tail Weaponry

Why Don’t Turtles Still Have Tail Spikes? Researchers Explain Why Tail...

We’re all familiar with those awesome armored giants of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods –Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus – and their amazing, weaponized tails. But...
global biodiversity

Political Instability and Weak Governance Lead to Loss of Species, Study...

We now know that governance and political stability is a vital consideration when developing future environmental policies and practices Tatsuya Amano A vast new study of...
fish

New Species of Fish Displays Striking Color Difference Between Males and...

A new species of freshwater fish in the family Characidae, called Hyphessobrycon myrmex, seized the attention of researchers at the University of São Paulo’s...
corn

Corn Genetics Provides Insight into the Crop’s Historical Spread Across the...

Iowa State University scientists have taken a journey through the past by studying the genetic changes in corn brought about by domestication. A study published...
greenhouse gas

Researchers Pin down One Source of a Potent Greenhouse Gas

A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive—and, as a result,...
tropical forest

Larger Swaths of Tropical Forest Being Lost to Commercial Agriculture

Large patches of tropical forest are being lost worldwide as governments and corporations clear more land to make way for industrial-scale agriculture, a Duke...
River delta

Study: River Deltas ‘Self-Organize’ to Withstand Human and Natural Disturbances

River delta channels that carry water, sediment and nutrients may appear to be random and arbitrary in how they are organized. But research by...
biomass

Society of Tomorrow Based on Biomass

Environment and Food Minister Esben Lunde Larsen recently reinstigated The National Bioeconomic Panel, which was first established in 2013. Among the committee’s first tasks...
Chagas Disease

Scientists Identify New Hosts for Chagas Disease Vectors

Solitary weasel-like animals called tayra might look pretty harmless, but some may actually be incubators for a parasite that causes Chagas disease, a chronic,...
Metabolic Fingerprints

Metabolic Fingerprints Tell the Evolutionary History of Plants

The endemic plants of the genus Espeletia found in the páramo, a moist alpine biome unique to the northern Andes, could be the key...
global warming

Super-Heatwaves of 55°c to Emerge If Global Warming Continues

A recently published study by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) – the European Commission's science and knowledge service – analyses the interaction between humidity...
climate changevideo

Study by UCONN Researchers Finds Climate Change/Deforestation Amplifying Droughts in Amazon

If you are like me, you picture the Amazon region as an ever lush, wet, tropical region filled with numerous plant and animal species....
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New Process May Lead to Vaccine for Schistosomiasis

Cornell and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research scientists have developed a way to produce a protein antigen that may be useful as vaccine for...
mosquito bite

Zika and Chikungunya Virus in a Single Mosquito Bite

Since 2015 there has been a major outbreak of Zika virus and chikungunya virus in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Both the...
climate change

UCONN Study: Migratory Birds Arriving Late to Breeding Grounds

New research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy...
parasitic disease

New Iowa State University Research Will Help to Refine Treatments for...

Recently published research from Iowa State University biomedical scientists details new methods for studying a parasitic nematode that sickens millions worldwide, a development that...
telescope

A New Way to View Sky and Space

One of the world’s best high-powered telescopes is about to be built in South America — with the help of Dal expertise. Scott Chapman, Killam Professor...