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Extreme weather decides distribution of insects

As climate change is progressing, the temperature of our planet increases. This is particularly important for the large group of animals that are cold-blooded (ectothermic), including insects. Their body ...

dateFeb 20, 2014 in Ecology
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Bright star reveals new exoplanet

An international team of astronomers at Stellar Astrophysics Centre in Aarhus, Denmark, have discovered a new exoplanet, christened "Kepler-410A b." The planet is about the size of Neptune and orbits the ...

dateJan 22, 2014 in Astronomy
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Important mutation discovered in dairy cattle

Scientists have discovered a mutation with a built-in dilemma for dairy cattle breeders. The deleted gene sequence has a positive effect on milk yield but causes embryonic death in dairy cattle.

dateJan 03, 2014 in Other
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World's first mapping of America's rare plants

The results of a major international research project show that climate stability plays a crucial role in the distribution of plants on Earth. Rare species in the Americas are restricted to areas of California, ...

dateOct 17, 2013 in Ecology
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Uphill for the trees of the world

Human civilisation has had an impact on the world, and it continues to have an even greater impact. One of these is that the forests have been cleared and especially so in flat lowlands, so that they have ...

dateSep 24, 2013 in Environment
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Researchers predict greener Greenland by 2100

Scientists expect the future climate to become warmer, and that this will apply to the Arctic in particular. Here the temperature is expected to increase considerably more than the average on Earth, according ...

dateAug 28, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Knowing the end goal increases productivity

Working in a team is not always easy, and achieving our aims often turns out to be much harder than we thought it would be. What can we do to increase our chances of gaining ultimate success? A new study from Aarhus University's ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Social Sciences
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