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June 28, 2022

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Scientists reveal an advanced, innovative method that they have developed and used to detect nonvisual traces of fire dating back at least 800,000 years -- one of the ...
The neural and cognitive complexity of the octopus could originate from a molecular analogy with the human brain, according to a new study. The research shows that the same ...
An international team of 114 scientists reports the most comprehensive study of aging and longevity to date of reptiles and ...
Scientists have found a way to bypass the need for biological photosynthesis altogether and create food independent of sunlight by using artificial photosynthesis. The ...
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Chemicals in Fairbanks Winter Air

A chemical compound discovered in 2019 in Fairbanks' wintertime air accounts for a significant portion of the community's fine particulate pollution, according to new research that seeks ...

Identifying Bird Species by Sound, the BirdNET App Opens New Avenues for Citizen Science

The BirdNET app, a free machine-learning powered tool that can identify over 3,000 birds by sound alone, generates reliable scientific data and makes it easier for people to contribute ...

Scientists Identify New Brain Mechanism Involved in Impulsive Cocaine-Seeking in Rats

Researchers have found that blocking certain acetylcholine receptors in the lateral habenula (LHb), an area of the brain that balances reward and aversion, made it harder to resist seeking cocaine in ...

Increasing Heat Waves Affect Up to Half a Billion People

Extremely high temperatures have been reported by India and Pakistan in the spring. In a new scientific journal article, researchers paint a gloomy picture for the rest of the century. Heat waves are ...

How Climate Change Is Affecting Extreme Weather Events Around the World

For a long time, climate scientists have struggled to link extreme weather events to climate change. This has changed. The science of weather event attribution is now beginning to show the true costs ...

Highly Antibiotic-Resistant Strain of MRSA That Arose in Pigs Can Jump to Humans

A new study has found that a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of the superbug MRSA -- methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- has emerged in livestock in the last 50 years, probably due to ...

Natural Gas Used in Homes Contains Hazardous Air Pollutants

Every day, millions of Americans rely on natural gas to power appliances such as kitchen stoves, furnaces, and water heaters, but until now very little data existed on the chemical makeup of the gas ...

Microbe Protects Honey Bees from Poor Nutrition, a Significant Cause of Colony Loss

Researchers have identified a specific bacterial microbe that, when fed to honey bee larvae, can reduce the effects of nutritional stress on developing ...

New Way in Which T Cells Learn to Tell Friend from Foe

Researchers identify new mechanism that teaches immune cells-in-training to spare the body's own tissues while attacking pathogens. As part of this early education, specialized thymus cells ...

Urban Density Strongly Correlates With House Sparrow Health

A new study shows that house sparrows' health closely correlates with urban density, and that sparrows are carrying surprisingly high loads of lead in their ...

Top Predators Could 'Trap' Themselves Trying to Adapt to Climate Change

Over a 30-year period, African wild dogs shifted their average birthing dates later by 22 days, an adaptation that allowed them to match the birth of new litters with the coolest temperatures in ...

Fossils in the 'Cradle of Humankind' May Be More Than a Million Years Older Than Previously Thought

For decades, scientists have studied these fossils of early human ancestors and their long-lost relatives. Now, a dating method developed by geologists just pushed the age of some of these fossils ...

Southern Resident Killer Whales Not Getting Enough to Eat Since 2018

The endangered southern resident killer whale population isn't getting enough to eat, and hasn't been since 2018, a new study has determined. The animals have been in an energy deficit, ...

Amazon Landscape Change Study Highlights Ecological Harms and Opportunities for Action

A major study into landscape changes in the Brazilian Amazon sheds new light on the many environmental threats the biome faces -- but also offers encouraging opportunities for ecological ...

Global Food Supply-Chain Issues Call for Solutions

A new study sheds light on how trade, and centrality in the global wheat trade network, affect food security. The study shows that many countries depend on trade to fulfill their food needs. Further, ...

COVID-19 Omicron Variant Leads to Less Severe Disease in Mice, Study Finds

Researchers found mice were more likely to get infected by Omicron than other variants but with significantly lower mortality ...

Higher Protein Intake While Dieting Leads to Healthier Eating

Eating a larger proportion of protein while dieting leads to better food choices and helps avoid the loss of lean body mass, according to a new ...

'Hindcasting' Helps Identify Causes of Induced Earthquakes in Delaware Basin, West Texas

Using a method that works backward from a set of observed earthquakes to test seismic models that fit those observations, researchers working in the Delaware Basin were able to determine whether ...

Antibiotic Use and Sepsis Make Recent Improvements

Between 2013 and 2018, rates of antibiotic use and sepsis decreased in 152 hospitals, diminishing fears that sepsis improvement efforts will lead to antibiotic ...

Deadly Fungus Can Multiply by Having Sex, Which Could Produce More Drug-Resistant, Virulent Strains

Researchers have unlocked an evolutionary mystery of a deadly pathogen responsible for fueling the superbug crisis: it can reproduce by having sex. And while such fraternizing is infrequent, ...

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