Redbay trees lost to laurel wilt disease

In a new study just published in the journal Biological Invasions, ecologists at Sewanee: The University of the South and James Cook University in Townsville, Australia, have documented the loss of yet another major tree ...

Sexual dimorphism in large-sized, long-snout ichthyosaurs

A large number of large-sized long-snout ichthyosaur skeletons have been excavated from Guanling, Guizhou and adjacent areas since 2000. Totally 14 specimens had been described and reported often as different genera and species. ...

Ensuring accuracy of weights and measurements

Americans rely on many measurements of mass and volume in their daily lives, from weighing broccoli at the grocery store to putting gas in the family car. In order to ensure both consumer confidence and uniformity in commerce, ...

Facebook isn't dead and buried, but dodgy journalism lives on

When I saw the recent eruption of stories claiming Facebook is "dead and buried to teens" I was at first intrigued, but, once I had read through to their original sources, quickly disappointed – though not, I am afraid, ...

The Quadrantid meteor shower

If there's one thing we love, it's a good meteor shower from an obscure and defunct constellation.

Debunking myths on nuclear power

It is the received wisdom that nuclear weapons and nuclear power are inseparable. Consequently, any country that builds a civilian nuclear power station is able to build an atomic bomb within a couple of years.

Impact of urban areas on fish restoration

The restoration of salmon and steelhead habitat in the Pacific Northwest has focused largely on rural areas dominated by agricultural and forested lands, but researchers increasingly are looking at the impact of urban areas ...

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