Population aging and decrease may have socioeconomic and environmental benefits

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Population aging and decrease may have socioeconomic and environmental benefits Environmental scientists argue that societies should embrace population aging and decrease in an opinion appearing October 16 in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution. They cite multiple reports of the socioeconomic…

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Scientists chase mystery of how dogs process words: New study focuses on the brain mechanisms dogs use to differentiate between words

Scientists chase mystery of how dogs process words: New study focuses on the brain mechanisms dogs use to differentiate between words

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Scientists chase mystery of how dogs process words: New study focuses on the brain mechanisms dogs use to differentiate between words When some dogs hear their owners say “squirrel,” they perk up, become agitated. They may even run to a window and…

Scientists find missing piece in glacier melt predictions

Scientists find missing piece in glacier melt predictions

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Scientists find missing piece in glacier melt predictions Stanford scientists have revealed the presence of water stored within a glacier in Greenland, where the rapidly changing ice sheet is a major contributor to the sea-level rise North America will experience in the…

Self-repairing material plucks carbon from the air

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Self-repairing material plucks carbon from the air Strano et. al. Scientists might have a particularly clever way to help the environment: they’ve developed a material that can not only heal itself, but could reduce CO2 levels in the process. The substance uses…

Lab-Grown Human Retinas Illuminate How Eyes Develop Color Vision

Lab-Grown Human Retinas Illuminate How Eyes Develop Color Vision

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Lab-Grown Human Retinas Illuminate How Eyes Develop Color Vision The mini organs may help scientists develop therapies for eye disorders such as color blindness and macular degeneration — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading . . . Diana Kwon {authorlink} http://rss.sciam.com/sciam/technology Scientific…

Scientists are spotting deep space radio wave bursts at faster rates

Scientists are spotting deep space radio wave bursts at faster rates

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Scientists are spotting deep space radio wave bursts at faster rates Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are brief but incredibly intense flashes of radio waves that originate outside of our galaxy, and these milliseconds-long bursts of light are rather mysterious since we don’t…

When yesterday’s agriculture feeds today’s water pollution

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When yesterday’s agriculture feeds today’s water pollution Water quality is threatened by a long history of fertilizer use on land, scientists find. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top Environment News — ScienceDaily Top stories featured on ScienceDaily’s Plants & Animals,…

Scientists call for microbial ‘Noah’s Ark’ to protect global health

Scientists call for microbial ‘Noah’s Ark’ to protect global health

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Scientists call for microbial ‘Noah’s Ark’ to protect global health A team of researchers is calling for the creation of a global microbiota vault to protect the long-term health of humanity. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top Environment News —…

Observing the development of a deep-sea greenhouse gas filter

Observing the development of a deep-sea greenhouse gas filter

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Observing the development of a deep-sea greenhouse gas filter In a long-term study, marine scientists for the first time observed the colonization of a deep-sea mud volcano after its eruption. Only slowly, rich life develops around the crater. The first settlers are…

Genetically engineered viruses discern, destroy E. coli in drinking water

Genetically engineered viruses discern, destroy E. coli in drinking water

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Genetically engineered viruses discern, destroy E. coli in drinking water To rapidly detect the presence of E. coli in drinking water, food scientists now can employ a bacteriophage — a genetically engineered virus — in a test used in hard-to-reach areas around…

Scientists show polar ‘polynya’ supported marine life during last Ice Age

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Scientists show polar ‘polynya’ supported marine life during last Ice Age An oasis in the hostile Arctic Ocean sustained marine life and ocean circulation during the last Ice Age, according to a new study. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top…

Scientists investigate how DEET confuses countless critters

Scientists investigate how DEET confuses countless critters

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Scientists investigate how DEET confuses countless critters DEET, a chemical in bug sprays, affects the behavior of highly diverse organisms — but how it works remains unclear. New research in C. elegans shows that the compound exploits unique receptors and neurons to…

Food scientists profile microbes at a fermented vegetable facility

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Food scientists profile microbes at a fermented vegetable facility Food scientists have mapped and characterized microbial populations in a vegetable fermentation facility and report that its microbiome was distinct between production and fermentation areas and that the raw vegetables themselves — cabbages…

Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers

Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers

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Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by scientists tracking environment changes. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top Environment News — ScienceDaily Top stories featured on…

Birds’ voiceboxes are odd ducks

Birds’ voiceboxes are odd ducks

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Birds’ voiceboxes are odd ducks Birds’ voiceboxes are in their chests instead of their throats like mammals and reptiles. Scientists aren’t sure how or why birds evolved these unique voiceboxes, but a new study sheds some light on how they came about….