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Common swifts make mysterious twilight ascents

Common swifts climb to altitudes of up to 2.5 km both at dawn and dusk. This unexpected behaviour was discovered by geo-ecologist Dr Adriaan Dokter of the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Rover Leaves Tracks in Morse Code

(Phys.org)—NASA's Curiosity rover took its first test stroll Wednesday Aug. 22, 2012, and beamed back pictures of its accomplishment in the form of track marks in the Martian soil. Careful inspection of ...

dateAug 29, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Our ancestors lived on shaky ground

Our earliest ancestors preferred to settle in locations that have something in common with cities such as San Francisco, Naples and Istanbul -- they are often on active tectonic faults in areas that have an earthquake risk ...

dateMar 03, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Deathly effect of heatwaves ignored

Heat is an emerging problem in Sydney, but despite having its strongest effects on the poor, the elderly, the disabled and the very young, most community services don't formally cater for the impact of heatwaves ...

dateApr 21, 2015 in Environment
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Roadkill hot spots identified in California

An interactive map shows how California's state highway system is strewn with roadkill "hot spots," which are identified in a newly released report by the Road Ecology Center at the University of California, Da ...

dateApr 17, 2015 in Ecology
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The microscopic topography of ink on paper

A team of Finnish scientists has found a new way to examine the ancient art of putting ink to paper in unprecedented 3-D detail. The technique could improve scientists' understanding of how ink sticks to ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Make your home a home for the birds

The landscaping plants chosen by residents for their yards plays a much greater role in the diversity of native birds in suburban neighborhoods than do the surrounding parks, forest preserves, or streetside ...

dateApr 10, 2015 in Ecology
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