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Economics & Business Feb 29, 2024

Berkshire and Lilly race to shake tech's grip on trillion-dollar club

Big Tech stocks created, and have so far dominated, the trillion-dollar club in the U.S. For the first time, there's a race brewing for an outsider to join their ranks.

Paleontology & Fossils Feb 20, 2024

Little African duckbill dinosaurs provide evidence of an unlikely ocean crossing

Fossils of pony-sized duckbill dinosaurs from Morocco have been discovered by an international team of scientists. Their analysis reveals a surprising connection between the dinosaurs of Europe and Africa.

Ecology Feb 16, 2024

'Live fast, die young': Agriculture is transforming entire ecosystems

A research team has investigated the effects of agricultural grassland use on communities of organisms. Their study, recently published in the journal Nature Communications, for the first time reveals that measures such as ...

Plants & Animals Feb 5, 2024

Giant tortoises have returned to Madagascar 600 years after they were wiped out

A six-year-old project to return giant tortoises to the wild in Madagascar could result in thousands of the 350kg megaherbivores re-populating the island for the first time in 600 years.

Plants & Animals Jan 23, 2024

South Africa's Agulhas long-billed lark: Adapting, surviving despite farming taking over their nesting grounds

The Agulhas long-billed lark (Certhilauda brevirostris) is only found in South Africa. It builds nests on the ground mainly in Renosterveld fynbos, a type of vegetation filled with grasses and wild spring flowers that is ...

Ecology Dec 22, 2023

Peru seizes 4,000 live Amazon turtles at airport

Peruvian authorities have seized some 4,000 turtles that originated in the Amazon at the country's main international airport, the national wildlife service said Thursday.

Evolution Dec 21, 2023

Could dinosaurs be the reason humans can't live for 200 years?

All human beings age. It is part of our biology and limits our lifespan to slightly over 120 years.

Ecology Dec 11, 2023

California's majestic desert must be preserved: This proposal could help

As the former superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park—and a 38-year career employee for the National Park Service—I have seen the undeniable benefits that come with conserving our public lands. Nowhere has this become ...

Archaeology Nov 28, 2023

Early humans in the Paleolithic Age: More than just game on the menu

In a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment (SHEP) at the University of Tübingen show that early humans of the Middle Paleolithic ...

Environment Nov 13, 2023

Desperate for water, a desert city hopes to build a pipeline to the California Aqueduct

After decades of unrestricted pumping in the rain-starved northwestern corner of the Mojave Desert, the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Basin Authority has the distinction of managing one of the most critically overdrawn ...

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