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Researchers Reveal Climbing a Tree Can Improve Cognitive Skills

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Climbing a tree and balancing on a beam can dramatically improve cognitive skills, according to a study recently conducted by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Florida.

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Virginia Tech Researchers Say Wildlife Hold Clues to Antibiotic Resistance in Africa

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Researchers tested for resistance to 10 antibiotics among cattle and 18 wildlife species to explore key attributes and behaviors that may increase exposure and allow resistance to move among humans, animals, and ecosystems.

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Lobster-Eye Imager Detects Soft X-ray Emissions

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This week in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments, from AIP Publishing, the group describes developing and launching their imager, which centers on "Lobster-Eye optics," as well as its capabilities and future applications in space exploration.

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UF/IFAS Researchers Use Pigs to Root Out Problem Weeds

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Back before chemical pesticides and herbicides, farmers had to come up with ways to kill the weeds that took over their fields. One method used “back in the day” was letting pigs loose in fields that were not being used for crops for a season and allowing the pigs to do what they do naturally: dig up the roots of weeds and fertilize the land.

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Researchers Warn About Misuse of Offsets for Biodiversity Damage

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New research by Australian scientists and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) published today in Nature warns governments against using biodiversity offsetting to meet existing conservation commitments.

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Cooper’s Hawk Abundance Gives NMSU Researcher Insight on Other Raptor Biology

NMSU PhD student Brian Millsap leads a six year study on Cooper’s Hawks in urban Albuquerque. The study will help the New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Service learn new information on the biology of all raptors.

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Climate Change Just One of Many Risks to Trees in the Tropical Andes

Bournemouth University experts have analysed the potential impact of changing climate conditions on the tree species that occur in the tropical Andes, along with other factors.

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Exercise for Arthritis, Summer Weight Loss, ACA and Lower Drug Costs, and More Top Stories 8 July 2015

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