New paper explores why Peru's parrots eat clay

For more than 16 years, researchers and volunteers have been observing wildlife along the clay cliffs of Southeastern Peru's Tambopata River. They've gathered data every day, logging more than 20,000 hours and building one ...

Mars rock-ingredient stew seen as plus for habitability

NASA's Curiosity rover is climbing a layered Martian mountain and finding evidence of how ancient lakes and wet underground environments changed, billions of years ago, creating more diverse chemical environments that affected ...

Are calcareous sediments weak points in seismogenic zones?

Where a tectonic plate dives under another, in the so-called subduction zones at ocean margins, many strong earthquakes occur. Especially the earthquakes at shallow depths often cause tsunamis. How exactly are such earthquakes ...

Cost-effective production of hydrogen from natural resources

Owing to their unbeatable electro-optical properties and compatibility with existing silicon technology, silicon nanosheets (SiNSs) are one of most exciting recent discoveries. They have been the most promising candidate ...

Blast behaviour research could save British troops

New research that sheds unprecedented light on the behaviour of blasts produced by landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) could aid the development of enhanced protection for UK soldiers on military, peace-keeping ...

Antibiotics hide within soil mineral layers

A Cornell study revealed the molecular mechanism of how antibiotics from human and farm animal waste become trapped in soils, findings with the potential to explain the behavior and consequences of antibiotics in the environment.

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