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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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Prediction Model Created to Protect Piping Plovers

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Virginia Tech student Katherina Gieder created a model to help land managers protect the threatened piping plover, a tiny shorebird, against habitat damage and predation.

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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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Mammoths Killed by Abrupt Climate Change

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New research has revealed abrupt warming, that closely resembles the rapid man-made warming occurring today, has repeatedly played a key role in mass extinction events of large animals, the megafauna, in Earth’s past.

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Ocean Acidification to Lead the Way for Food Chain Changes

UAB research shows that phytoplankton, the foundation of all marine life, will experience varied growth rates due to ocean acidification levels during the next century.

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Researchers Aiming to Produce Vaccine to Save the Tasmanian Devil

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New research, led by University of Southampton biological scientist Dr Hannah Siddle, is aiming to develop an effective vaccine against an infectious cancer that is eradicating the Tasmanian devil, the world’s largest remaining marsupial carnivore.

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