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Archaeology & Fossils Nov 25, 2020

Ancient blanket made with 11,500 turkey feathers

The ancient inhabitants of the American Southwest used around 11,500 feathers to make a turkey feather blanket, according to a new paper in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. The people who made such blankets ...

Space Exploration Nov 24, 2020

China's 'space dream': A Long March to the Moon

China's launch this week of an unmanned spacecraft aimed at bringing back lunar rocks—the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from the Moon in four decades—underlines just how far the country has come in achieving ...

Plants & Animals Nov 19, 2020

The secret social lives of giant poisonous rats

The African crested rat (Lophiomys imhausi) is hardly the continent's most fearsome-looking creature—the rabbit-sized rodent resembles a gray puffball crossed with a skunk—yet its fur is packed with a poison so lethal ...

Archaeology & Fossils Nov 19, 2020

New trilobite fossil reveals cephalic specialization of trilobites in Middle Cambrian

Trilobites achieved their maximum genetic diversity in the Cambrian. However, unlike this diversity measure, the morphological disparity of trilobites based on cranidial outline reached the peak in the Middle to Late Ordovician.

Plants & Animals Nov 13, 2020

Predators form an unusual coexistence in the central Chilean Andes

In the high plains of the central Chilean Andes, an ecosystem consisting of only a few animal species is providing researchers with new insights into how predators coexist in the wild.

Environment Nov 13, 2020

Q&A: Does hunting with lead ammunition endanger human, environmental health?

A recent study from Wesleyan University found that 48% of ground meat samples made from white-tailed deer killed with lead shotgun slugs in Illinois were contaminated with lead, while meat from deer killed by archers contained ...

Earth Sciences Nov 02, 2020

Flying through wildfire smoke plumes could improve smoke forecasts

Wildfires burning in the West affect not only the areas burned, but the wider regions covered by smoke. Recent years have seen hazy skies and hazardous air quality become regular features of the late summer weather.

Social Sciences Oct 29, 2020

Living with the train wreck: how research can harness the power of visual storytelling

Mesmerised by the cats of YouTube? Tumbled down the rabbit holes that are Insta Stories? Horrified by the US presidential debate, but kept watching regardless?

Ecology Oct 26, 2020

Wildlife flock to backyards for food from people

To see wildlife in the Triangle, sometimes you need go no further than your own backyard. A new study helps explain why some animals are sometimes more often found in suburban areas than wild ones: because people are feeding ...

Ecology Oct 15, 2020

Imperiled desert tortoises join California's 'endangered' list—for now

The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted temporary endangered species status to the Mojave desert tortoise when it agreed to consider the dusty, armored herbivore as a candidate for permanent listing.

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