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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Earthquake forecasting clues unearthed in strange precariously balanced rocks

Credit: Imperial College London/Caroline Brogan Precariously balanced rocks (PBRs) are formations found throughout the world where a slender boulder is balanced precariously on a pedestal boulder. They form as blocks preserved on cliffs, or when ....

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Ancient Adelie penguin colony revealed by snowmelt at Cape Irizar, Ross Sea, Antarctica

Cape Irizar, Ross Sea, Antarctica, 20 Jan. 2016. Credit: Steven Emslie Researcher Steven Emslie encountered a puzzle at Cape Irizar, a rocky cape located just south of the Drygalski Ice Tongue on the Scott Coast, ....

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Insect Armageddon: Low doses of the insecticide, Imidacloprid, cause blindness in insects

Dr Felipe Martelli says studies have shown that low doses of insecticides can affect insect behaviour but have not uncovered how insecticides trigger changes at the cellular and molecular levels. Credit: Florienne Loder, Bio21 Institute, ....

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Birds risk starvation if they start breeding early due to climate change, study finds

Early breeding birds of the species run the risk of losing their chicks because of increased risk of poor weather conditions. Credit: MPI of Animal Behavior/ Shipley Surviving on a warming planet can be a ....

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Study finds spreading ghost forests on NC coast may contribute to climate change

A ghost forest on the N.C. coast. Credit: North Carolina State University A new study found the spread of ghost forests across a coastal region of North Carolina may have implications for global warming. Ghost ....

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New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels

The Chang'e-4 lunar probe, photographed from the Yutu-2 rover. The measuring device from Kiel is located on the left behind the antenna. Credit: © CNSA/CLEP Future moon explorers will be bombarded with two to three ....

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Biosynthesized silver nanoparticles are promising for pest management

Green synthesis route of PsAgNPs using aqueous leaf extract of G. eriocarpum growing in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden. Credit: Sandhya Mishra In recent years, a green synthesis approach involving plants has gained great attention with the aim of ....

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