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May 21, 2015 — Despite a billion years of evolution separating humans from the baker's yeast in their refrigerators, hundreds of genes from an ancestor that the two species have in common live on nearly ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Researchers have determined that a tunnel bomb explosion by Syrian rebels was less than 60 tons as claimed by sources. Using seismic stations in Turkey, the scientists created a method to determine ... read more

Flames Fan Lasting Fallout from Chernobyl

May 21, 2015 — In the years following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, forest fires billowed plumes of contaminated smoke, carrying radioactive particles throughout Europe on the wind. Now, researchers fear ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a new species of fossil in England -- and identified it as an ancient parasitic intruder. The fossil species -- a 'tongue worm', which has a worm-like body and a ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Dogs' special relationship to humans may go back 27,000 to 40,000 years, according to genomic analysis of an ancient Taimyr wolf bone. Earlier genome-based estimates have suggested that the ... read more

May 18, 2015 — A new approach to the difficult tradeoffs that environmental managers face when choosing between environmental sustainability and profitability has been recommended by experts. The findings could ... read more

Keep Front Gardens Green to Mitigate Flooding

May 18, 2015 — A spatial planning expert suggests that householders keep their front and back gardens green, to help reduce flooding risks as well as achieve other environmental ... read more

Signs of Ancient Earthquakes May Raise Risks for New Zealand

May 18, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered the first geologic evidence that New Zealand's southern Hikurangi margin can rupture during large earthquakes. The two earthquakes took place within the last 1000 ... read more

May 21, 2015 — The eastern diamondback rattlesnake has lost 97 percent of its habitat since becoming an American icon on the Revolutionary-era 'Don't Tread on Me' flag. New research demonstrates the ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Emplacement of carbon dioxide at the Bravo Dome gas field in New Mexico began more than 900,000 years earlier than previously estimated, according to scientists. The study documents the first field ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A new study finds the toxin in a widely used genetically modified (GM) crop is having little impact on the crop pest corn earworm -- which is consistent with predictions made almost 20 years ago that ... read more

May 21, 2015 — The sight of skilful aerial maneuvering by flocks of Greylag geese to avoid collisions with York's Millennium Bridge intrigued a mathematical biologist. It raised the question of how birds ... read more

Rapid Action Necessary to Protect Malaysia's Sea Cows and Their Habitat

May 21, 2015 — Malaysia aims to protect 10% of its marine environment by 2020. Less than 1%, however, is currently protected. This may have dire consequences for the country's endangered dugong population, ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria poses a global threat to public health. Common antibiotics are often ineffective in treating infectious diseases because pathogens acquire resistance genes. These ... read more

May 21, 2015 — The 'sailing' stones of Death Valley in California are famous for apparently moving by themselves, with the phenomenon not being exclusive to this North American desert but also occurring ... read more

Birds of the Ice Age Give Clues How Today's Birds Will Adapt

May 21, 2015 — A new study focusing on the birds of the Ice Age has shed light on the long term response of birds to climate ... read more

May 21, 2015 — One of the best-known Danish Bronze Age finds, the Egtved Girl from 1370 BC, was not born in Egtved, Denmark, reveals new research. Strontium isotope analyses of the girl's hair, teeth and nails ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A new study analyzes the required climate policy actions and targets in order to limit future global temperature rise to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100. This level is supported by more than ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A cartwheeling spider, a bird-like dinosaur and a fish that wriggles around on the sea floor to create a circular nesting site are among the species identified as the Top 10 New Species for 2015. Two ... read more

Nicotinoid, Fungal Disease Team Up to Break Down Termites' Tough Defenses

May 20, 2015 — A small amount of nicotinoid pesticide substantially weakens termites' ability to fight off fungal diseases, researchers report. This is a finding that could lead to more effective methods of ... read more

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