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High 'n' Dry: GPS Offers New Way to Measure Drought

Posted by External 31 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — 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

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — 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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White sharks in northwest Atlantic offers optimistic outlook for recovery

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — White sharks are among the largest, most widespread apex predators in the ocean, but are also among the most vulnerable. A new study, the most comprehensive ever on seasonal distribution patterns and historic trends in abundance of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the western North Atlantic Ocean, used records compiled over more than 200 years to update knowledge and fill in gaps in infor Read More
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Network for tracking earthquakes exposes glacier activity: Accidental find offers big potential for research on Alaska's glaciers

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Alaska's seismic network records thousands of quakes produced by glaciers, capturing valuable data that scientists could use to better understand their behavior, but instead their seismic signals are set aside as oddities. The current earthquake monitoring system could be 'tweaked' to target the dynamic movement of the state's glaciers. Read More
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Ground breaking technique offers DNA GPS direct to your ancestor's home 1,000 years ago

Posted by External 144 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Tracing where your DNA was formed over 1,000 years ago is now possible due to a revolutionary technique. The ground breaking Geographic Population Structure tool works similarly to a satellite navigation system as it helps you to find your way home, but not the one you currently live in -- but rather your actual ancestor's home from 1,000 years ago. Read More
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New high-detail atlas offers tool to explore local environment, health

Posted by External 149 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — A detailed atlas with environment and health maps at a fine scale across England and Wales has been developed and launched by researchers. This is the first time in the UK that researchers have produced these maps at such high spatial resolution. By inputting a postcode to the online version of the atlas, users can zoom into a neighborhood (around 6,000 people) and toggle between the health and e Read More
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Zoo offers blueprint for conserving native wildlife

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Researchers have developed a blueprint to help zoos plan strategies for the conservation of native wildlife in and around their gardens. Read More
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'Natural' engineering offers solution against future flooding

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Back-to-nature flood schemes, which use the land's natural defenses to slow river flow and reduce flooding, could be a cost-effective way of tackling one of the biggest problems facing the UK today. Read More
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