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White sharks in northwest Atlantic offers optimistic outlook for recovery

Posted by External 46 days ago General — 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

Posted by External 87 days ago General — 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 89 days ago General — 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 94 days ago General — 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

Posted by External 169 days ago General — 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

Posted by External 178 days ago General — 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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Thirty-year-old Data Offers New View Of Venus

Posted by External 191 days ago General — Researcher finds convincing evidence for water molecules inside Venus. Read More
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Building 'belt' offers cheap, quick repair of earthquake damage

Posted by External 196 days ago General — Four years after the January 2010 earthquake, 145,000 people still remain homeless in Haiti. A cheap and simple technology to repair earthquake damaged buildings could help to reduce these delays by quickly making buildings safe and habitable. Read More
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