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Released: 24-Feb-2020 3:40 PM EST
Solar storms could scramble whales' navigational sense
Duke University

When our sun belches out a hot stream of charged particles in Earth's general direction, it doesn't just mess up communications satellites.

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Released: 21-Feb-2020 11:30 AM EST
Greener spring, warmer air
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Advanced leaf-out, or early sprouting and opening leaves, is a direct response to climate change.

Released: 20-Feb-2020 1:20 PM EST
Watching TV helps birds make better food choices
University of Cambridge

By watching videos of each other eating, blue tits and great tits can learn to avoid foods that taste disgusting and are potentially toxic, a new study has found.

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Released: 20-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
Citizen scientists discover a new snail, name it after Greta Thunberg
Pensoft Publishers

A new to science species of land snail was discovered by a group of citizen scientists working together with scientists from Taxon Expeditions, a company that organises scientific field trips for teams consisting of both scientists and laypeople.

Released: 20-Feb-2020 9:55 AM EST
Study Highlights New Strategies For Helping Children Process Negative Emotions
North Carolina State University

A recent study of indigenous people in southern Chile challenges Western assumptions about children’s emotional capabilities and highlights the value of spending time outdoors to help children regulate their emotions.

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Released: 12-Feb-2020 3:50 PM EST
Fish in the Sahara? Yes, in the early Holocene

Animal remains at the Takarkori rock shelter suggest human occupants shifted to a more mammal-heavy diet over time, as aridity of the region increased

Released: 19-Feb-2020 12:50 PM EST
Veggie-loving fish could be the new white meat
University of California, Irvine

A secret to survival amid rising global temperatures could be dwelling in the tidepools of the U.S. West Coast. Findings by University of California, Irvine biologists studying the genome of an unusual fish residing in those waters offer new possibilities for humans to obtain dietary protein as climate change imperils traditional sources.

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Released: 19-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST
Stressed corals set up progeny for a better life
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Changes in DNA methylation patterns during a coral's lifetime can be passed down to their progeny.

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Released: 18-Feb-2020 11:10 AM EST
Amazon forest disturbance is changing how plants are dispersed
British Ecological Society

The study looked at areas in the Brazilian Amazon with varying levels of disturbance from activities like logging or burning.

Released: 17-Feb-2020 3:40 PM EST
Mediterranean rainfall immediately affected by greenhouse gas changes
Imperial College London

Mediterranean-type climates face immediate drops in rainfall when greenhouse gases rise, but this could be interrupted quickly if emissions are cut.