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Zoologger: Sailfish is lethal d'Artagnan of the deep

The Atlantic sailfish's hunting strategy involves using its sword-like bill to slash its sardine prey so fast the "blade" becomes invisible to the eye

1 hours ago from Newscientist

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Wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated, experts warn

Analyzing thousands of breeding bird surveys sent in by citizen scientists across the western United States and Canada over 35 years, wildlife researchers report that most of the 40 songbird ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Even Advanced Biofuels May Not Be So Green

Environmentalists have long worried about biofuels like corn ethanol. But a new study shows that even advanced biofuels, which use waste from crops like corn to make fuel, may hurt the climate

Mon 21 Apr 14 from TIME

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Bark beetles change Rocky Mountain stream flows, affect water quality

On Earth Week—and in fact, every week now—trees in mountains across the western United States are dying, thanks to an infestation of bark beetles that reproduce in the trees' inner bark.

Mon 21 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Lead in 'tap-water' in ancient Rome up to 100 times more than local spring waters

A team of researchers with members from France, Great Britain and the U.S. has found that lead concentrations in drinking water in Rome, during the height of the Roman Empire were 100 times ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline—possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Ecology team improves understanding of valley-wide streamwater chemistry

A geostatistical approach for studying environmental conditions in stream networks and landscapes has been successfully applied at a valley-wide scale to assess headwater stream chemistry at ...

Mon 21 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Americans Flunk Science—Again

Misinformation about climate change, vaccines and the Big Bang is everywhere. We can't stop people from peddling nonsense, but we can surely stop buying it.

17 hours ago from TIME

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New electric fish genus and species discovered in Brazil's Rio Negro

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), Brazil, this week report that they have discovered a new genus and species of ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Climate-change adaptation: Designer reefs

Biologists are directing the evolution of corals to prepare them to fight climate change.

2 hours ago from Nature News

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