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Next-generation sequencing offers insight into how species adapt to climate change

Posted by External 9 days ago General — Next-generation sequencing allows for the creation and analysis of vast amounts of data about populations and their responses to shifting environmental conditions, including climate change. These data can provide fine-scale information at the genomic level into populations' adaptations to changing circumstances. Despite the potential usefulness of next-generation sequencing for environmental scie Read More
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REDD+ on the ground: New book offers insights, lessons from across the tropics

Posted by External 44 days ago General — Research from Dr Rich Grenyer and colleagues shows that minimising the loss of rainforest in Indonesia could reduce global carbon emissions and prevent species extinctions at the same time - but only if we have more detailed knowledge both of carbon stocks and the distribution of biodiversity. 05/12/14 5 Dec 2014 - Read More
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Why Men Love Lingerie: Rat Study Offers Hints

Posted by External 58 days ago General — Just as lingerie turns on human males, tiny jackets do the same for male rats, a new study finds. Read More
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Deep-Earth carbon offers clues on origin of life: New organic carbon species linked to formation of diamonds -- and life itself

Posted by External 70 days ago General — Scientists reveal details about carbon deep beneath Earth’s surface and suggest ways it might have influenced the history of life on the planet. Read More
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Live Jellyfish Cam Offers Stunning Views of Sea Nettles

Posted by External 77 days ago General — If you're bored with all the vertebrates in your wildlife-cam media diet, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California is now streaming mesmerizing live footage of its jellyfish. Read More
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Bionic Technology Offers Hope for Paralyzed 

Posted by External 113 days ago General — Technologies to help paralyzed people move again have come a long way since "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve died 10 years ago. While a paralysis "cure" remains far from reality, the strides made in the past decade would make Reeve "excited," his son sa Read More
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High 'n' Dry: GPS Offers New Way to Measure Drought

Posted by External 162 days ago General — The western United States has suffered a crippling drought for the past three years, but researchers now have a fuller picture of the extent of damage, thanks to a new way to measure how much water has been lost. Read More
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Decades-old amber collection offers new views of a lost world: Tiny grasshopper encased in amber

Posted by External 184 days ago General — Scientists are searching through a massive collection of 20-million-year-old amber found in the Dominican Republic more than 50 years ago, and the effort is yielding fresh insights into ancient tropical insects and the world they inhabited. Perhaps the most striking discovery thus far is that of a pygmy locust, a tiny grasshopper the size of a rose thorn that lived 18- to 20-million years ago and Read More
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