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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Global Analysis Reveals Why Many Bat Populations Are in Decline

Jan. 19, 2016 — Many of the 1,300 species of bat are considered to be threatened and declining. A new analysis reveals trends and causes of death in bats around the world, shedding new light on the possible factors ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — Scientists have solved a decades-old geological mystery into what caused the death of a Florida cave ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Doubting whether cave invertebrates feed on just anything they can find in the harsh food-wise environment underground, researchers conducted a research in Slovakian and Romania caves. They studied a ... read more

May 22, 2015 — It turns out that the steady dripping of water deep underground can reveal a surprising amount of information about the constantly changing cycles of heat and cold, precipitation and drought in the ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a new species of typhlogammarid amphipod in the limestone karstic caves of Chjalta mountain range -- the southern foothills of the Greater Caucasus ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — New research involved the study of traditional cave houses of “bajo Tajuña” from an historical and environmental point of view by assessing bioclimatic mechanisms to show its energy efficiency ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Scientists have created a 2,200-year-long record of extreme rainfall events that might also help predict future climate ... read more

Concept of Hibernation Challenged: Bat Species Is First Mammal Found Hibernating at Constant Warm Temperatures

Mar. 10, 2015 — The Middle East, with temperate winters, was until recently considered an unlikely host for hibernating mammals. Now new research is set to change the very concept of hibernation. Researchers ... read more

Mar. 10, 2015 — Two new species of tiny subterranean snails enrich the biodiversity of Northern Spain. Zospeum vasconicum and Zospeum zaldivarae belong to a group of blind, diaphanous snails known to inhabit caves ... read more

Research Could Improve Nuclear Power Plant Safety, and Stop Your Kettle Furring Up

Dec. 4, 2014 — Taking inspiration from nature, researchers have created a versatile model to predict how stalagmite-like structures form in nuclear processing plants – as well as how lime scale builds up in ... read more

Nov. 14, 2014 — A team of scientists specializing in cave biodiversity from the South China Agricultural University unearthed a treasure trove of rare blind cave beetles. The description of seven new species of ... read more

Sep. 25, 2014 — Typical cave-dwelling organisms, unpigmented and eyeless, were discovered in a karst area located in northeastern Brazil. The organisms were assigned to a new genus and species of freshwater flatworm ... read more

Sep. 15, 2014 — As soon as lava flows from a volcano, exposure to air and wind causes it to start to cool and harden. Rather than hardening evenly, the energy exchange tends to take place primarily at the ... read more

Aug. 18, 2014 — Scientists have found that microscopic organisms can create dripstones in caves. The research illustrates how biological life can influence the formation of Earth's geology -- and the same may ... read more

Drilling Transforms the Underworld: Humanity's Deepest Footprint

Aug. 5, 2014 — Geologists are explore the hidden world beneath our feet. Examining the effects of human drilling shows how humans have left their mark on Earth both above the surface and deep below in the ... read more

July 22, 2014 — The bats use the way the sun's light is scattered in the atmosphere at sunset to calibrate their internal magnetic compass, which helps them to fly in the right direction, a new study has ... read more

July 1, 2014 — Cave beetles are one of the most iconic species found in subterranean habitats. They were historically the first living organisms described by science that are adapted to the conditions of hypogean ... read more

June 18, 2014 — New research overturns common ideas about the different types of climate changes between the middle latitude areas of the Northern and Southern ... read more

Muon Detector Could Help UK Reduce Carbon Emissions

June 13, 2014 — A specialist detector which is set to play a fundamental part in helping the UK reduce its carbon emissions is being developed. Muon detectors which exploit cosmic-ray muons, a natural radiation to ... read more

May 29, 2014 — A new eyeless cavefish is described from Indiana and named after the Indiana Hoosiers. It is the first new cavefish species described from the US in 40 years. Notably, it has an anus right behind its ... read more

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