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Plants & Animals May 17, 2022

Scientists find new and mysterious DDT chemicals accumulating in California condors

When Christopher Tubbs joined an ambitious multinational effort to save California condors from the brink of extinction, he knew the odds of success were long.

Ecology May 16, 2022

Wisconsin fox kits test positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources confirmed in a news release on May 13 that several fox kits were infected with the currently circulating H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

Plants & Animals May 13, 2022

Pink pigeons in Mauritius made a remarkable comeback from near-extinction, but are still losing genetic diversity

In the 1980s there were just ten or so pink pigeons left in the wild. Known to scientists as Nesoenas mayeri, the species is found only on Mauritius, the Indian Ocean island that was once home to the dodo. Like the dodo, ...

Cell & Microbiology May 11, 2022

Propagation of parasite in toxoplasmosis host cell stopped

Toxoplasmosis is one of the most widespread zoonoses worldwide. It is an infectious disease that can be transmitted from cats to humans. People can also become infected by consuming raw or undercooked meat. Infection is particularly ...

Earth Sciences May 09, 2022

As hurricane season approaches, experts say to beware of more rapidly intensifying storms

Maggie and Mike McKinney, their pets and a friend sought refuge in a bathroom of their home in Florida's Panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018 with three shot glasses and a bottle of Jameson Irish whiskey.

Quantum Physics May 09, 2022

How physics can help us make sense of multiverse madness

If you're a fan of science fiction films, you'll likely be familiar with the idea of alternate universes—hypothetical planes of existence with different versions of ourselves. As far from reality as it sounds, it is a question ...

Environment May 09, 2022

The Pantanal, the world's largest wetland, is at risk of collapse

The world's largest wetland, known as the Pantanal, in South America is at risk of collapse due to a series of local and seemingly minor decisions that fail to account for their cumulative impact on one of Earth's most biodiverse ...

Paleontology & Fossils May 03, 2022

Rare fossil of ancient dog species discovered by paleontologists

Sometime around 14,000 years ago, the first humans crossed the Bering Strait to North America with canines, domesticated dogs they used for hunting, by their side.

Quantum Physics May 03, 2022

Triplewise information tradeoff in quantum measurement has been proved

Schrödinger's cat is a thought experiment designed to explain quantum superposition and quantum measurement, which are the core characteristics of quantum physics. In this experiment, the cat inside the box can be both alive ...

Archaeology May 02, 2022

Study of ancient predators sheds light on how humans did—or didn't—find food

A new Rice University-led analysis of the remains of ancient predators reveals new information about how prehistoric humans did—or didn't—find their food.

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