Freshwater biodiversity has positive impact on global food security
Inland freshwaters with a greater variety of fish species (biodiversity) have higher-yielding and less variable fisheries according to a new
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Are exotics good or bad? They are neither. They just are. But some exotics cause harm and impede certain priorities, and debates about exoti
To understand biodiversity loss, look at the whole globe
On June 16, the US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed that the eastern cougar be removed from the federal endangered species list. The reaso
Hydroelectric dams drastically reduce tropical forest biodiversity
Widely hailed as 'green' sources of renewable energy, hydroelectric dams have been built worldwide at an unprecedented scale. But research f
Soft Robotic Tentacles Pick Up Ant Without Crushing It
Tiny soft robotic tentacles might be ideal for delicate microscopic surgery, say researchers who were able to use the teensy "limbs" to pick
Opossums: The Unsung Heroes Against Lyme Disease And Other Tick-Borne Di...
Several states in the U.S. are reporting record populations of ticks and increasing tick-borne disease transmission, like Lyme disease, but
Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans - Th...
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New Map of Global Ocean Temperatures Is a Work of Art
A new global map of water surface temperatures is so visually stunning that it easily may be mistaken for art.
Is this ET? Mystery of strange radio bursts from space - space - 31 Marc...
Mysterious radio wave flashes from far outside the galaxy are proving tough for astronomers to explain. Is it pulsars? A spy satellite? Or a
The number of fungal species has been greatly overestimated
A study led by the researchers of the University of Tartu Natural History Museum discovered that the most species-rich fungal communities ar
Deadly Frog Fungus Pops Up in Madagascar, an Amphibian Wonderland
Chytrid fungus, responsible for amphibian declines and extinctions around the world, is now confirmed in Madagascar.