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Data Analysis, Weather And Joint Pain, Medicare records

That Feeling in Your Bones

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Rainy weather has long been blamed for achy joints and back pain. Past research has yielded mixed results. New analysis tracking visits to the doctor with daily rainfall found no relationship between the two.

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Three Rare Black-Necked Storks Hatch in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary

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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Ministry of Environment (MoE) announced today that after five weeks of active nest protection by community members, three Black-necked stork chicks have hatched in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) in the Northern Plains of Cambodia, giving hope to the future conservation of this rare species in the country.

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Deck the Claws

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Majoid crabs — known as decorator crabs — adorn themselves with items secured from their surroundings such as sponges, algae and other marine debris. Scientists and students at the University of Delaware are exploring what factors drive this behavior.

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Decades-Past Logging Still Threatens Spotted Owls in National Forests

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Logging of the largest trees in the Sierra Nevada’s national forests ended in the early 1990s after agreements were struck to protect species’ habitat. But new research reported Dec. 6 in the journal Diversity and Distributions by University of Wisconsin–Madison ecologists shows that spotted owls, one of the iconic species logging restrictions were meant to protect, have continued to experience population declines in the forests.

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Loss of Breeding Grounds Hits a Sad Note for Common Songbird

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A Tulane University researcher has found that a decline in the number of wood thrushes is probably due to deforestation in Central America.

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Sorry, Grumpy Cat—Study Finds Dogs Are Brainier Than Cats

The first study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores, including cats and dogs, has found that dogs possess significantly more neurons than cats.

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How Fungal Enzymes Break Down Plant Cell Walls

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Lignocellulose-degrading enzyme complexes could improve biofuel production.







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