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Deep-diving technology finds little filter feeder has giant carbon cycling impact

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM RESEARCH INSTITUTE (MBARI) | 3 May 2017 Using a novel deep-sea technology, scientists have measured for the first time how a species of zooplankton called giant larvaceans...

Controversial study claims humans reached Americas 100,000 years earlier than thought

EWEN CALLAWAY on NATURE NEWS | 27 April 2017 "Ancient humans settled in North America around 130,000 years ago, suggests a controversial study — pushing the date back more than...
seabird parents

Seabird parents compensate for struggling partners

AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS OFFICE | 26 April 2017 For species where both parents work together to raise their offspring, cooperation is key -- it's as true for birds as...
Bengal tiger

Limited gene flow between 2 Bengal tiger populations in the western Himalayan foothills

PLOS | 26 April 2017 The flow of genes between Bengal tigers in two reserves of the Terai Arc Landscape in western Himalayan foothills is too low, according to a...
Sahel storms

Global warming accounts for tripling of extreme West African Sahel storms, study shows

CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY | 26 April 2017 The UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has led an international team of scientists who reveal global warming is responsible...
Gentoo Penguins

Time-lapse cameras provide a unique peek at penguins’ winter behavior

AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS OFFICE | 17 April 2017 Not even the most intrepid researcher wants to spend winter in Antarctica, so how can you learn what penguins are doing...

Precision chronology sheds new light on the origins of Mongolia’s nomadic horse culture

DR WILLIAM TAYLOR at MAX PLANK INSTITUTE FOR THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN HISTORY | 11 April 2017 According to new research, nomadic horse culture -- famously associated with Genghis Khan...

Assessing noise in Southern California whale habitat

NOAA SOUTHWEST FISHERIES SCIENCE CENTER | 10 April 2017 A new study assessing the underwater soundscape off Southern California found that blue, fin and humpback whales experience a range of...

New Forestry From Old Growth

JOSHUA E. BROWN at THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT | 6 April 2017 As the planet warms, carbon markets are getting hot too. Forest landowners have been looking for ways to...

NASA infrared imagery shows wind shear blowing Cyclone 14P apart

ROB GUTRO at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center | 6 April 2017 NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone 14P gathering data in infrared light and observed that westerly wind...

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Peru Moves to Protect ‘One of the Last Great Intact Forests’

Peru Moves to Protect ‘One of the Last Great Intact Forests’

JoANNA KLEIN in THE NEW YORK TIMES | 14 February 2018 "The remote rain forests in Peru’s northeast corner are vast — so vast that...
How Scientists Use Bioluminescent Deep-Sea Creatures to Fight Cancer

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MATTHEW O. BERGER on OCEANS DEEPLY | 22 January 2018 Determining whether new immunotherapies are successfully fighting cancer cells can be difficult and expensive. Creatures...
Tear Down That Paywall: The Movement to Make Ocean Research Free for All

Tear Down That Paywall: The Movement to Make Ocean Research Free for All

JESSICA LEBER on OCEANS DEEPLY | 18 January 2018 While working for the Australian Department of the Environment, Christopher Cvitanovic, a marine protected area science...