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Neptune and rings shine in photos from new space telescope

Neptune and its rings haven't looked this good in decades......»»

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Lizard in your luggage? We"re using artificial intelligence to detect wildlife trafficking

Blue-tongue lizards and sulfur-crested cockatoos are among the native animals frequently smuggled overseas......»»

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NASA scraps Tuesday Moon launch due to storm

NASA has called off the scheduled Tuesday launch of its historic uncrewed mission to the Moon due to a tropical storm that is forecast to strengthen as it approaches Florida......»»

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Storm Fiona slams into east Canada, major power outages

Powerful storm Fiona knocked out electricity to more than 500,000 homes Saturday as it lashed east Canada with strong winds and heavy rains in conditions that police said were "like nothing we've ever seen.".....»»

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Termites love global warming, the pace of their wood munching gets significantly faster in hotter weather

When we consider termites, we may think of the danger they can pose to our houses once they settle in and start eating wood. But in fact, only about 4% of termite species worldwide are considered pests that might, at some point, eat your house......»»

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A quadruple increase in carbon dioxide over East Asia causes changes in both fast and slow cloud responses

Extreme climate warming has been shown to change how cloud cover behaves throughout East Asia (EA). Recent research suggests that in a warmer climate with greater amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere, slow cloud responses to meteorological mechanisms can.....»»

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The different effects on storm tracks between upper- and lower-level eddy growth over the North Pacific

A well-known phenomenon in the atmospheric sciences that challenges the classical baroclinic instability theory of cyclone development is midwinter suppression. That is, the North Pacific storm-track activity has a minimum in midwinter, despite the s.....»»

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Developing conductive and electrocatalytic mediators in Li-S batteries

Lithium sulfide (Li-S) batteries are considered a promising and efficient energy storage system because of their high energy density (2600 Wh kg-1) and low sulfur material cost. However, numerous obstacles to the practical implementation of Li–S ba.....»»

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What you can do to reduce light pollution

As the old saying goes, many hands can make light work. They can also work together to make light vanish......»»

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Higher temperatures make it difficult for fig tree pollinators

Researchers from Uppsala University and elsewhere have been studying the effect of rising temperatures on the lifespan of pollinating fig wasps. The findings show that the wasps lived much shorter lives at high temperatures, which would make it diffi.....»»

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How an effort to reduce fossil fuel use led to another environmental problem: Light pollution

In 2014, Los Angeles cut its annual carbon emissions by 43% and saved $9 million in energy costs by replacing the bulbs in more than half of the city's street lamps with light-emitting diodes......»»

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Scientists use modified silk proteins to create new nonstick surfaces

Researchers at Tufts University have developed a method to make silk-based materials that refuse to stick to water, or almost anything else containing water for that matter. In fact, the modified silk, which can be molded into forms like plastic, or.....»»

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Strong winds hit Bermuda as Hurricane Fiona heads for Canada

Bermuda assessed damage Friday after Hurricane Fiona brushed past the island overnight, causing flooding and leaving most of the population without power as it set course for Canada......»»

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Monday will be the closest Jupiter is to Earth in nearly six decades

Stargazers across the globe will get a great view of Jupiter come Monday night, weather permitting......»»

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The carp virus that taught researchers about immunology

One of the fascinating aspects of scientific research is certainly the serendipity that comes with it, which is something the team of Prof. Alain Vanderplasschen, virologist and immunologist at the FARAH (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) of the Univer.....»»

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Ancient documents give unique glimpse into Malta"s magic history

From love charms to getting rid of demons and curing illness, ancient documents give a unique glimpse into how rich and poor in Malta used magic to improve their lives......»»

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Tracking the origin of southern California"s latest invasive pest

In 2012, a crop of California's most prized ornamental trees was overrun by an invisible invader. The growing shoots of coral beans—the official city tree of Los Angeles—began wilting and falling away, revealing stems that had been hollowed out f.....»»

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Mutation in key molecules could stop gonorrhea infection

Creating a mutation that inhibits how the bacterial pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae causes gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted infection, could offer a new way to prevent and treat the disease, according to researchers in the Institute for Biomed.....»»

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Do you want to join the challenge to explore the moon?

Lunar enthusiasts of all ages are challenged to help identify features on the moon that might pose a hazard to rovers or astronauts exploring the surface......»»

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Project counts down Ariel exoplanet targets

Details of the orbits of 450 candidate exoplanet targets of the European Space Agency's Ariel space mission have been presented this week at the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022, and submitted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal Suppl.....»»

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