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Article ID: 697558

Human Influence Detected in Changing Seasonal Cycles

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

For the first time, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and five other organizations have shown that human influences significantly impact the size of the seasonal cycle of temperature in the lowest layer of the atmosphere.

19-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697578

Newly Discovered Armored Dinosaur From Utah Reveals Intriguing Family History

University of Utah

Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur—Akainacephalus johnsoni-- have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, U.S.A., and are revealing new details about the diversity and evolution of this group of armored dinosaurs.

17-Jul-2018 12:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 697622

In the Ocean's Twilight Zone, Tiny Organisms May Have Giant Effect on Earth's Carbon Cycle

Florida State University

In a study that challenges scientists preconceptions about the global carbon cycle, researchers find that tiny organisms deep in the ocean's twilight zone may play an outsize part in the circulation of carbon.

18-Jul-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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    9-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697124

Farming Fish Alter ‘Cropping’ Strategies Under High CO2

University of Adelaide

Fish that ‘farm’ their own patches of seaweed alter their ‘cropping’ practices under high CO2 conditions, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have found.

8-Jul-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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    27-Jun-2018 8:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 696567

What Makes Dogs Man’s Best Friend?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Using ancient dog DNA and DNA from modern village dogs, University of Michigan researchers find new genetic sites that may be responsible for important domestication traits--sites that are also connected to rare genetic syndromes in people.

25-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 696626

Team's E-Whiskers May Be a Touchstone for Future of Electronic Skin

University of Texas at Dallas

Those cute little whiskers you see on your pet do more than just twitch adorably. Intrigued by the hairs’ versatility, University of Texas at Dallas researchers used shape-memory polymers to create artificial, electronic versions called e-whiskers, which mimic the properties of the real thing.

25-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 695643

Ocean Warming, 'Junk-Food' Prey Cause of Massive Seabird Die-Off, Study Finds

University of Washington

A new University of Washington-led paper pinpoints starvation as the cause of death for hundreds of thousands of Cassin's auklet seabirds in late 2014 to early 2015.

5-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695371

Thank the Moon for Earth’s Lengthening Day

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study that reconstructs the deep history of our planet’s relationship to the moon shows that 1.4 billion years ago, a day on Earth lasted just over 18 hours. This is at least in part because the moon was closer and changed the way the Earth spun around its axis.

31-May-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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    24-May-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 694955

New Theory Finds “Traffic Jams” in Jet Stream Cause Abnormal Weather Patterns

University of Chicago

A study in Science offers an explanation for a mysterious and sometimes deadly weather pattern in which the jet stream, the global air currents that circle the Earth, stalls out over a region. Much like highways, the jet stream has a capacity, researchers said, and when it’s exceeded, blockages form that are remarkably similar to traffic jams—and climate forecasters can use the same math to model them both.

22-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT

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