Earth’s inner core is solid, ‘J waves’ suggest

Earth’s inner core is solid, ‘J waves’ suggest

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Earth’s inner core is solid, ‘J waves’ suggest A new study by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) could help us understand how our planet was formed. Associate Professor Hrvoje Tkalčić and PhD Scholar Than-Son Phạm are confident they now have…

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Letting the sunshine in may kill dust-dwelling bacteria

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Letting the sunshine in may kill dust-dwelling bacteria Allowing sunlight in through windows can kill bacteria that live in dust, according to a study published in the open access journal Microbiome. Researchers at the University of Oregon found that in dark rooms…

US tornado frequency shifting eastward from Great Plains: Tornado Alley is still tops, but more vulnerable regions are catching up

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US tornado frequency shifting eastward from Great Plains: Tornado Alley is still tops, but more vulnerable regions are catching up A new study finds that over the past four decades, tornado frequency has increased over a large swath of the Midwest and…

Arctic greening thaws permafrost, boosts runoff: Study finds shrubs trap snow, creating permanently thawed zones that destroy permafrost and create pathways for increased water and carbon flow

Arctic greening thaws permafrost, boosts runoff: Study finds shrubs trap snow, creating permanently thawed zones that destroy permafrost and create pathways for increased water and carbon flow

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Arctic greening thaws permafrost, boosts runoff: Study finds shrubs trap snow, creating permanently thawed zones that destroy permafrost and create pathways for increased water and carbon flow A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of…

Hyperloop One says Missouri route is economically viable

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Hyperloop One says Missouri route is economically viable Virgin Hyperloop One has announced the results of a feasibility study on a planned route connecting Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis. The study, which has yet to be published in full, purports that…

Moss rapidly detects, tracks air pollutants in real time

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Moss rapidly detects, tracks air pollutants in real time Moss, one of the world’s oldest plants, is surprisingly in tune with the atmosphere around it. Now in a study appearing in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry, scientists report that they have found a…

New study dissects FCC net neutrality commenter backgrounds

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New study dissects FCC net neutrality commenter backgrounds Mark Wilson via Getty Images A new study out of Stanford University has found that while nearly every unique comment filed in response to the FCC’s proposal to repeal net neutrality opposed the agency’s…

The Apple Watch is being used to study joint replacement patients

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The Apple Watch is being used to study joint replacement patients Bloomberg via Getty Images As part of its latest healthcare-focused venture, Apple has teamed up with Zimmer Biomet on an app designed for knee and hip replacement patients. The app, called…

Apple donates 1,000 watches to eating disorder study

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Apple donates 1,000 watches to eating disorder study Chris Velazco/Engadget The use of Apple Watches in medical studies now includes research into eating disorders. Apple is donating 1,000 smartwatches to a University of North Carolina study (the Binge Eating Genetics Initiative, or…

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…

Sea snail shells dissolve in increasingly acidified oceans

Sea snail shells dissolve in increasingly acidified oceans

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Sea snail shells dissolve in increasingly acidified oceans Shelled marine creatures living in increasingly acidified oceans face a fight for survival as the impacts of climate change spread, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and the University…

Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids: New study seeks to understand why male mountain gorillas do something unusual for a mammal

Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids: New study seeks to understand why male mountain gorillas do something unusual for a mammal

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Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids: New study seeks to understand why male mountain gorillas do something unusual for a mammal Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of…

Quantifying evolutionary impacts of humans on the biosphere is harder than it seems

Quantifying evolutionary impacts of humans on the biosphere is harder than it seems

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Quantifying evolutionary impacts of humans on the biosphere is harder than it seems Are human disturbances to the environment driving evolutionary changes in animals and plants? A new study finds that, on average, human disturbances don’t appear to accelerate the process of…

Probiotic bacillus eliminates staphylococcus bacteria

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Probiotic bacillus eliminates staphylococcus bacteria A new study shows that a ‘good’ bacterium commonly found in probiotic digestive supplements helps eliminate Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria that can cause serious antibiotic-resistant infections. The researchers unexpectedly found that Bacillus bacteria prevented S….

Study firms up diet and depression link

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Study firms up diet and depression link In an unusual experiment, researchers have found that among Torres Strait Islander people the amount of fish and processed food eaten is related to depression. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top Environment News…