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Warming temperatures may cause birds to shrink

Biologists have known for a long time that animals living in colder climates tend to have larger bodies, supposedly as an adaptation to reduce heat loss. However, understanding how temperature affects animals has gained new ...

dateJan 24, 2018 in Ecology
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Longer, stronger summers in the Gulf of Maine

Summer is coming to the Gulf of Maine, longer and warmer than ever—as much as two months longer. That's the message of a new research article by a team of scientists led by Andrew Thomas of the University of Maine School ...

dateSep 05, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Image: SOHO's summer solstice sun

Residents of Earth's northern hemisphere enjoyed the greatest number of daylight hours in a single day all year on 21 June 2017. This summer solstice occurs when the tilt of Earth's axis is most inclined towards the sun, ...

dateJun 26, 2017 in Space Exploration
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