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Avian supergene study explores the evolutionary paradox behind the unusual mating strategies of the ruff

In the colorful world of avian courtship, the ruff (Calidris pugnax) is in a league of its own. Breeding in marshes and wet meadows across Eurasia, the males of this medium-sized sandpiper species are well-known for their distinctive mating strategie.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 7th, 2023

Study investigates chemical composition of metal-poor star HD 1936

Using the Ankara University Kreiken Observatory (AUKR) in Turkey, astronomers have performed high-resolution spectroscopic observations of a metal-poor star known as HD 1936. Results of the observations campaign, published February 15 on the preprint.....»»

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Damage to cell membranes causes cell aging, finds new study

Our cells are surrounded by a fragile membrane that's only 5 nanometers thick, 1/20 of a soap bubble. Cells are easily damaged by physiological activities, including muscle contraction and tissue injury. To cope with such damage, cells are equipped w.....»»

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Australian researchers discover new native rodent species

Australia can lay claim to two new species of native rodent thanks to a study from The Australian National University (ANU)......»»

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Carbon emissions from the destruction of mangrove forests predicted to increase by 50,000% by the end of the century

The annual rate of carbon emissions due to the degradation of carbon stocks in mangrove forests is predicted to rise by nearly 50,000% by the end of the century, according to a new study published in Environmental Research Letters. Mangroves in regio.....»»

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New evidence shows UK solar parks can provide for bees and butterflies

A new study shows that U.K. solar parks, if managed correctly, can provide vital resources to help stem the decline in the nation's bees and butterflies......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 10 min. ago

Using citizen scientists to mitigate the environmental crisis in the marine ecosystem

Citizen science can help to improve conservation and management strategies for Mediterranean marine ecosystems, and to mitigate the impact of the environmental crisis. This is the conclusion of a study by the University of Barcelona and the Institute.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 10 min. ago

Study finds home heating fuel is direct source of sulfate in Fairbanks"s winter air

Use of residential heating fuel is the main contributor of primary sulfate pollution in Fairbanks's wintertime air, according to research conducted during an international science program in the community in 2022......»»

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A new RNA editing tool could enhance cancer treatment

Cell therapies for cancer can be potentially enhanced using a CRISPR RNA-editing platform, according to a new study published Feb. 21 in Cell......»»

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Study explores perceptions of US Veterans Treatment Courts

A new study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Lowell, San Diego State University, and Penn State Harrisburg has examined perceptions of team members who work with a U.S. program called Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) regardin.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 10 min. ago

How Americans really feel about the teaching of controversial topics in schools

While Americans overwhelmingly agree on the fundamental value of public education, a new study by researchers at USC reveals deep partisan divides on sensitive topics like LGBTQ+ inclusion and racial justice in K-12 curricula......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 10 min. ago

Study: Replacing plastics with biodegradable alternatives would lead to significant carbon emissions reduction

Plastic pollution and its impact on the environment have become critical global issues in recent years. In response, the research teams have conducted a study to evaluate the carbon emissions associated with both traditional plastic products and biod.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 10 min. ago

Mapping the future of rural revitalization: Study sheds light on China"s rural dynamics

Globally, rural areas face challenges such as population decline, job shortages, and deepening urban-rural divides, exacerbated by rapid urbanization and industrialization. In China, these issues threaten rural sustainability, making the study of rur.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 10 min. ago

Pirate Site Blocking Boosts Legal Consumption, Research Finds

A new study has found that pirate site blocking in Brazil and India boosted legal consumption. The non-peer-reviewed research confirms previously published findings that were limited to the UK. The effects on unblocked pirate sites are mixed, however.....»»

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Racing Driver Arrested as Police Target Thailand’s Largest & Oldest Torrent Site

On Monday, anti-piracy coalition ACE announced the shutdown of SiamBit, an 18-year-old torrent site said to have as many as 100,000 paying members, mostly from Thailand. While those details are unusual, the bigger picture is quite extraordinary. Four.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News18 hr. 42 min. ago

Grab a lifetime subscription to this feature-packed study assistant for $30

Get a lifetime subscription to Study Planr Pro for only $30. TL;DR: As of February 20, get a Study Planr Pro Lifetime Subscription for only $29.99.The classic pen and paper are tried and tested champions of note-taking and task management, but.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News18 hr. 42 min. ago

Half-price fares benefit people experiencing transport poverty, shows study

New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, has found reduced cost public transport can play an important role in affordability and accessibility, specifically for those on lower incomes who face transport difficulty......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 10 min. ago

Research explores how people make a snap judgment about unfamiliar dogs

It's no secret that people can be quick to judge others, particularly when it comes to how a person looks. There have been tons of studies on how physical facial appearance, like makeup or facial hair, impacts a person's perception of someone else......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 10 min. ago

How to dim the consequences of global light pollution

Our ancestors could look up and see the Milky Way—our galaxy—as a large band of white light stretching across the sky. Because of light pollution, that's no longer the case. One study estimated that 60% of Europeans and 80% of Americans have neve.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 10 min. ago

Death and grief in Swedish children"s books

Death is blue, or a flying animal. This is how death is most commonly illustrated in Swedish children's literature, according to a new study from Uppsala University based on analyses of 62 books. Just 6 out of 10 books use the word "dead," which may.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 10 min. ago

Centuries-long analysis suggests biodiversity is differentiating and homogenizing to a comparable extent

The tendency of communities and the species within them to become more similar or more distinct across landscapes—biotic homogenization and differentiation—are approximately balanced, according to a new study published in Science Advances......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 10 min. ago