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Plants & Animals May 13, 2021

Female northern elephant seals spend 18 hours a day foraging in deep sea

A team of researchers from the National Institute of Polar Research, the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of North Carolina has found that adult female northern elephant seals dive deep into the ocean ...

Environment May 12, 2021

Scientists offer look into life as Caribbean volcano erupted

The three scientists credited with helping save lives ahead of a recent explosive volcano eruption in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent are known to locals simply as Richie, Rod and TC.

Space Exploration May 12, 2021

Image: OSIRIS-REx bids farewell to Asteroid Bennu

On April 9, 2021, NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft took one last look at Bennu, the asteroid from which it scooped up a sample last October. ...

Environment May 10, 2021

Firefighting chemical found in sea lion and fur seal pups

A chemical that the NSW government has recently partially banned in firefighting has been found in the pups of endangered Australian sea lions and in Australian fur seals.

Plants & Animals May 07, 2021

Animals laugh too, analysis of vocalization data suggests

Human laughter is common, but it's a somewhat mysterious part of our evolution. It's clear to evolutionary scholars that we laugh as a part of play, signaling our cooperation or friendliness. But how did laughter evolve? ...

Ecology May 07, 2021

PCB contamination in Icelandic orcas: A matter of diet

A new study from McGill University suggests that some Icelandic killer whales have very high concentrations of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in their blubber. But it seems that other orcas from the same population have ...

Materials Science May 06, 2021

Artificial color-changing material that mimics chameleon skin can detect seafood freshness

Scientists in China and Germany have designed an artificial color-changing material that mimics chameleon skin, with luminogens (molecules that make crystals glow) organized into different core and shell hydrogel layers instead ...

Plants & Animals May 06, 2021

Engineers and biologists join forces to reveal how seals evolved to swim

New research combines cutting-edge engineering with animal behavior to explain the origins of efficient swimming in Nature's underwater acrobats: Seals and Sea Lions.

Environment May 05, 2021

Burning natural gas is now more dangerous than coal in Illinois, study shows

Pollution from natural gas is now responsible for more deaths and greater health costs than coal in Illinois, according to a new study highlighting another hazard of burning fossil fuels that are scrambling the planet's climate.

Plants & Animals May 05, 2021

Small things can have a major effect on the prevention of biodiversity loss

The population growth of an endangered butterfly species is greatest in habitats with microclimatic variability, according to a study carried out collaboratively by the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and ...

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