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Pollen comprises one-third of the aerosol particles present in the Earth’s atmosphere, and the powdery substance reflects more sunlight than experts had previously believed, according to new research appearing in the journal Atmospheric Environment.
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A four-degree-Celsius rise in the Earth’s surface temperature could max out the amount of carbon dioxide forests can trap from the atmosphere.
New research on tropical forests is adding more evidence to a controversial phenomenon known as the 'sponge effect.'
Genetic sequencing of DNA extracted from a Neanderthal woman’s toe bone reveals the species was not only incestuous, but also interbred with other types of human ancestors.
Researchers tracked the eye movements of canines to investigate whether man’s best friend was able to recognize a familiar face from an image. The team wanted to determine if dogs were able to see faces in images and whether they naturally look at familiar and strange faces differently.
Biofuels scientists have been using algae to generate crude oil for years, but a new process developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) could dramatically reduce the costs associated with the process.
A new study has found that some spiders munch on pollen from time to time to supplement their diet.
A special issue of the journal Climate Change, titled “Geoengineering Research and its Limitations,” addresses these technologies, as well as barriers, ethics and regulations.
Three beautiful new lizards from the Andes of Peru have been delimited and discovered using different lines of evidences by Peruvian and American biologists from San Marcos and Brigham Young universities respectively.
A UK team of biomedical researchers has successfully demonstrated the ability to use inkjet technology to print cells taken from the eye, according to a newly published report in the journal Biofabrication.
An infestation of insects and the spread of a banana-eating fungus are seriously threatening the global supply of the popular fruit, according to media reports published earlier this week.
Researchers working in Antarctica have announced the discovery of kimberlite deposits on the frozen continent which may contain diamonds.
A supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park is much larger than previously thought, according to research presented at the American Geophysical Union last week.
Emperor penguins purposely get themselves into traffic jams in order to help combat the harsh conditions of an Antarctic winter, according to a new study published in the New Journal of Physics.
A new UK-based study has found cat owner ignorance could be resulting in the unplanned births of over 850,000 kittens in Great Britain each year.
The impact that livestock have on the environment varies depending on the animal, the type of food it provides, the kind of feed it consumes and where it lives.
According to new research, cats were drawn to human settlements near the ancient Chinese village of Quanhucun more than 5,000 years ago – a development which may have eventually led to their domestication.
For loggerhead sea turtles, the number of returning nesting females in the Northwest Atlantic combined with favorable climate conditions in the preceding years are strongly related to the number of nests produced in a given year.
The discovery of a 1.4 million year-old fossil in Kenya could be the key to closing a significant gap in the evolutionary record of humans.
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