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Article ID: 697416

The Love Lives of Fruit Flies

Harvard Medical School

New study reveals that a male fruit fly’s decision to court or ignore a female stems from the convergence of motivation, perception and chance that affects the balance of excitatory versus inhibitory signals in the brain to influence decision making. Findings may yield insights about addiction disorders, depression.

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13-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697202

Ukrainian moth may provide hope against monarch-killing vine

Cornell University

Pale and black swallow-wort are rapidly invading fields and forests across the Northeast, including New York, but a moth from the Ukraine holds promise to keep the weed in check.

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10-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696945

Study Identifies Which Marine Mammals Are Most at Risk From Increased Arctic Ship Traffic

University of Washington

Areas of the Arctic seas are becoming ice-free in late summer and early fall. A new study considers impacts on all the marine mammals that use this region and finds narwhals will be the most vulnerable.

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2-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696616

Disease Afflicting Frogs Becoming Deadlier

University of Alabama

A disease-inducing fungus in amphibians worldwide could become deadlier as different genetic variations emerge, according to research led by The University of Alabama.

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25-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696269

Researchers Generate Electricity and Hydrogen from Live Bacteria

American Technion Society

Using a family of photosynthetic bacteria that commonly live in lakes and seas, researchers at the Technion have developed a technology to generate electricity and hydrogen energy. The researchers believe their technology can serve as a promising source of clean, environment-friendly energy that will not emit pollutants during production or use (hydrogen fuel).

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18-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696156

New Study Shows Human Activity Creates a More Nocturnal Animal World

Boise State University

Rapid expansion of human activity across the globe is causing wildlife to become more nocturnal, according to a new joint study conducted by researchers at Boise State University and the University of California, Berkley, and published in the journal, Science.

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14-Jun-2018 4:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695802

Choice Matters: The Environmental Costs of Producing Meat, Seafood

University of Washington

A new study appearing online June 11 in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment considers which food type is more environmentally costly to produce: livestock, farmed seafood or wild-caught fish.

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7-Jun-2018 3:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695788

Hurricanes Are Slowing Down, and That’s Bad News

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Some hurricanes are moving more slowly, spending increased time over land and leading to catastrophic local rainfall and flooding, according to a new study published Wednesday (June 6) in the journal Nature.

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7-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695756

Satellite sensors track spring greenup, fall leaf-off

South Dakota State University

Spring came later this year, but high inter-annual variability is not unusual, according to geospatial scientists who been tracking the growing season since 2000 using environmental satellite data.

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7-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695285

Core Arboretum Nature Connection Series Begins Early June

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

West Virginia University’s Core Arboretum will bring local and regional nature experts to campus this summer in its annual Nature Connection Series.

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30-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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