Scientists repeat century-old study to reveal evidence of evolutionary rescue in the wild

A microscope image of the intertidal flatworm Procerodes littoralis. Credit: Katharine Clayton, University of Plymouth A tiny flatworm found commonly on the coasts of western Europe and North America is living proof that species may ....

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The world’s southernmost tree grows in one of the windiest places on Earth, but climate change is shifting those winds

On Isla Hornos, Magellan’s beech trees grow in wind-protected nooks and crannies. Credit: Andres Holz, CC BY-ND In 2019, my research team and I found the world's southernmost tree on an island at the edge ....

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Pattern in whale songs predicts migration

First author William Oestreich observing whales aboard the off the coast of Monterey Bay, California. Credit: Dr. Jeremy Goldbogen Through the use of two advanced audio recording technologies, a collaboration of Monterey Bay researchers has ....

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How harmful algae respond to rising water temperatures

To help better understand how temperature influences harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Delaware, University of Delaware researchers looked at the effect of temperature changes on the physiology of three species that live in the Delaware ....

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Carbon-carbon covalent bonds far more flexible than presumed

The molecules synthesized and analysed by the research group. In green and blue is the flexible C-C single bond (Takuya Shimajiri, Takanori Suzuki, Yusuke Ishigaki, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, September 30, 2020). Credit: Takuya Shimajiri, ....

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Antarctic sea ice may not cap carbon emissions as much as previously thought

The prevailing theory has been that sea ice can act as a lid to keep carbon in the ocean from escaping back to the atmosphere. However, researchers at MIT have now identified a counteracting effect ....

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What tiny surfing robots teach us about surface tension

This animation demonstrates the flow pattern around a chemically active Marangoni surfer. Credit: Saeed Jafari Kang and Hassan Masoud Propelled by chemical changes in surface tension, microrobots surfing across fluid interfaces lead researchers to new ....

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