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Why dolphins and whales are even cleverer than we thought.

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Why dolphins and whales are even cleverer than we thought.

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Towards the end of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, the dolphins abandon Earth for another dimension with the farewell message: “So long, and thanks for all the fish.” While the intelligence of many wha...

The Windmill of the future could be floating in the sky

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The Windmill of the future could be floating in the sky

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What"s next for the energy generation? We won"t keep you in suspense! Don Quixote famously—infamously—tilted at windmills. Were his story set today, though, Cervantes might have to change things up a bit: the mo...

Cellular ‘shipping’ wins Nobel Prize

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Cellular ‘shipping’ wins Nobel Prize

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Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology after discovering how cells precisely transport material. James Rothman and Randy Schekman, both from the US, and Thomas Sudhof, from Germany, shar...

Przewalski’s Horse Foal Born By Artificial Insemination

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Przewalski’s Horse Foal Born By Artificial Insemination

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A newborn horse in Virginia has scientists celebrating, and not just because she's cute. The still-unnamed filly isn't a regular domesticated horse — she's a Przewalski's horse, a formerly extinct species deemed th...

Warm weather sees boom in UK jellyfish blooms

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Warm weather sees boom in UK jellyfish blooms

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Researchers say that the recent spell of warm weather has seen a rapid increase in jellyfish blooms around Britain's coasts. The long, cold spring meant there were very few reports before June. The Marine Conserva...

Mapping All Of The World’s Animals, So We Know Where To Save Them

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Mapping All Of The World’s Animals, So We Know Where To Save Them

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These maps show the levels of biodiversity down to an incredibly granular level, and hopefully can help conservationists get the most bang for their buck (by focusing on places other than the Amazon). If your goa...

Spain’s endangered Iberian lynx brought back from brink of extinction

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Spain’s endangered Iberian lynx brought back from brink of extinction

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Ten years ago the Iberian lynx was nearing extinction but today, thanks to an imaginative conservation programme that has brought hunters, farmers and the tourist industry under its wing, its numbers have tripled ...

Shale Shocked: Sharp Rise In U.S. Earthquakes Directly Linked To Fracking Wastewater Reinjection

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Shale Shocked: Sharp Rise In U.S. Earthquakes Directly Linked To Fracking Wastewater Reinjection

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Distant Quakes Trigger Tremors at U.S. Waste-Injection Sites This post excerpts the releases for two new important articles in the journal Science. The first is “Enhanced Remote Earthquake Triggering at Fluid-Inj...

Acute oak decline disease prompts £1.1m research effort

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Acute oak decline disease prompts £1.1m research effort

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Project aims to understand distribution and severity of mystery disease causing Britain's oak trees to 'bleed to death' A mystery disease causing Britain's oak trees to "bleed to death" has prompted a £1.1m researc...

This Is Your Brain on Kale

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This Is Your Brain on Kale

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The frenzy over kale has turned from foodie buzz to eater roar. Around the country everyone is talking about kale. As a physician, nothing could please me more. Kale represents an important lesson for all us eaters...

Yuan Yuan, Panda From China, Delivers Cub In Taiwan

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Yuan Yuan, Panda From China, Delivers Cub In Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A giant panda, one of a pair presented by China four years ago to mark warming ties with Taiwan, has given birth to a female cub at a Taipei zoo, officials said Sunday. The 9-year-old Yuan Yuan ...

Mysterious Voynich manuscript has ‘genuine message’

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Mysterious Voynich manuscript has ‘genuine message’

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The message inside "the world's most mysterious medieval manuscript" has eluded cryptographers, mathematicians and linguists for over a century. And for many, the so-called Voynich book is assumed to be a hoax. ...

Plants ‘do maths’ to control overnight food supplies

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Plants ‘do maths’ to control overnight food supplies

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Plants have a built-in capacity to do maths, which helps them regulate food reserves at night, research suggests. UK scientists say they were "amazed" to find an example of such a sophisticated arithmetic calculation...

Archaeologists discover lost Maya city in Mexican jungle

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Archaeologists discover lost Maya city in Mexican jungle

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Archaeologists have found an ancient Maya city that remained hidden for centuries in the rain forests of eastern Mexico, a discovery in a remote nature reserve they hope will yield clues abo...

Jeremy Irons talks trash for his new environmental documentary

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Jeremy Irons talks trash for his new environmental documentary

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Oscar-winning actor explains why he travelled around the world to highlight the environmental problems caused by our waste Jeremy Irons, the Oscar-winning actor, has teamed up with the British filmmaker Candida Bra...

5 Easy Ways to Start Conserving at Home

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5 Easy Ways to Start Conserving at Home

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You can help your state avoid an energy crisis like California experienced simply by implementing a few common sense changes in your home. Get your family involved and other energy efficient changes will follow nat...

Litter found in deepsea survey of one of Earth’s final unexplored realms

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Litter found in deepsea survey of one of Earth’s final unexplored realms

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A glimpse into one tiny nook of the UK's vast ocean depths uncovered two drink cans, one bottle, and a rusty food tin On 15 August 1934, two adventurers squeezed into a tiny metal capsule and became the first peop...

Kielder Water & Forest Park to reintroduce water voles

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Kielder Water & Forest Park to reintroduce water voles

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An endangered species is set to return to a Northumberland forest more than 30 years after it was wiped out. Conservationists at Kielder Water & Forest Park plan to reintroduce water voles to the area after they ...

Now At Your Local Gas Pump: Algae Oil

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Now At Your Local Gas Pump: Algae Oil

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A new source for biodiesel is making its debut at some San Francisco gas stations. Will algae be able to prove itself as a fuel alternative? For years we’ve been hearing about the promise of crude oil derived ...

A fitness device that transforms data into high design

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A fitness device that transforms data into high design

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We live in a data-driven world — one where, if you care about your personal fitness, you are most likely tracking it. It wasn’t long ago that the use of pedometers, heart rate monitors and calorie counters was...