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May 2, 2016

A Climate Warming Warning: Warmer Temperatures Are Affecting Lakes in the Oilsands Region

May 2, 2016 — Scientists have identified climate warming as the dominant driver of an increase in algal growth in the Athabasca oilsands region of northern ... read more

Influence of Sea-Ice Loss on Arctic Warming Is Shaped by Temperatures in the Pacific Ocean

May 2, 2016 — The Arctic amplification phenomenon refers to the faster rate of warming in the Arctic compared to places farther south. Arctic amplification has been linked to a spike in the number of persistent ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Analyses of ancient DNA from prehistoric humans paint a picture of dramatic population change in Europe from 45,000 to 7,000 years ago, according to a new study. The new genetic data reveal two big ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Scientists have found that rain triggers the release of a mist of particles from wet soils into the air, a finding with consequences for how scientists model our planet's climate and future. The ... read more

May 2, 2016 — When does DNA behave like sand or toothpaste? When the genetic material is so densely packed within a virus, it can behave like grains of sand or toothpaste in a tube.That's essentially what ... read more

Nuclear Pores Captured on Film

May 2, 2016 — Using an ultra fast-scanning atomic force microscope, a team of researchers has filmed “living” nuclear pore complexes at work for the first time. Nuclear pores are molecular machines that ... read more

May 2, 2016 — The Rok Runestone, erected in the late 800s in Sweden is the world's most well-known runestone. Its long inscription has seemed impossible to understand, despite the fact that it is relatively ... read more

May 2, 2016 — One of the skeletal markers that anthropologists use to decipher the past, linear enamel hypoplasia, might need to be looked at in a new light. Scientists show that LEH, a result of stress during an ... read more

May 2, 2016 — The lady salamander that shuns male companionship may reap important benefits. For instance, when a predator snaps off her tail .New research compared an all-female population of mole salamanders to ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Scientists have examined the state of the surface of apparently fixed powder beds in which air weak enough not to move the powder is injected, and observed anomalous sinking phenomena, a world ... read more

New Tech Uses Hardware, Software to Train Dogs More Efficiently

May 2, 2016 — Researchers have developed and used a customized suite of technologies that allows a computer to train a dog autonomously, with the computer effectively responding to the dog based on the dog's ... read more

May 2, 2016 — A new study offers an explanation as to why the genetic code, the dictionary used by organisms to translate genes into protein, stopped growing 3,000 million years ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Billbugs are a major pest of turfgrass, a crop that brings in tens of billions of dollars in annual revenues. A new article sheds light on how to manage this damaging ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Antarctic regions are natural laboratories to study biodiversity and the impact of climate change. In Antarctica, some marine ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to the ocean acidification due to ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Bioplastic packaging that extends the shelf life of food and tells us when it is no longer fit to eat will result in less ... read more

Innovative Clothing Companies More Capable in Implementing Sustainability Throughout Their Supply Networks

May 2, 2016 — Companies with a great capacity for innovation turn out to be more dedicated to improving social sustainability aspects. Researchers have investigated the sustainability strategies of clothing ... read more

Concerns Raised With Products Marketed as 'First Finger Foods'

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research found many products marketed as 'first finger foods' for babies failed to meet American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations that they be small, soft and easy to ... read more

Aerial Spraying to Combat Mosquitoes Linked to Increased Risk of Autism in Children

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research suggests that the use of airplanes to spray anti-mosquito pesticides may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays among ... read more

Legalization of Marijuana in Washington Had No Effect on Teens' Access to Drug

Apr. 30, 2016 — Despite concerns that legalizing marijuana use for adults would make it easier for adolescents to get ahold of it, a new study in Washington State shows that teens find it no easier now than before ... read more

One in Six Children Hospitalized for Lung Inflammation Positive for Marijuana Exposure

Apr. 30, 2016 — A new study found that one in six infants and toddlers admitted to a Colorado hospital with coughing, wheezing and other symptoms of bronchiolitis tested positive for marijuana ... read more

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