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expedition 37
Expedition 37 includes a variety of research, but several new investigations will focus on human health and human physiology. The crew also will perform experiments that cover technology demonstration...
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expedition 38
Expedition 38 includes a variety of research, ranging from protein crystal growth studies and biological studies of plant seedling growth to technology demonstrations that will improve understanding o...
Duration : Oct 2013 - Apr 2014
expedition 39
High definition camera equipment, growing plants in space, and a variety of physical science, biology and biotechnology experiments define the research of Expedition 39. Other investigations include h...
Duration : Mar 2014 - Aug 2014
soil ecology in antarctic dry valleys
It\'s hard to imagine that anything could live in the cold, dry soils of Antarctica. Early investigations of the soil bacterial communities of the McMurdo Dry Valley found only a handful of bacteria, ...
Duration : Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
ecosystem study of the chukchi shoal
The northern Chukchi Shelf receives large inputs of organic matter from the highly productive shelf regions of the North Pacific and from local sources of primary production, including algae in the ic...
Duration : Aug 2012 - Aug 2012
seafloor organisms and changing ocean conditions in antarctic
This project studies the effects of rising ocean acidification and temperatures on seafloor dwelling animals in the shallow waters of Antarctica. Carbon moves around the earth, between land, atmospher...
Duration : Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
microorganisms in antarctic glacier ice
Are microorganisms metabolically active in glacier ice? To address this exciting question, the research team will travel to the McMurdo Dry Valleys-one of the harshest environments on Earth-to study t...
Duration : Oct 2000 - Dec 2000
atmospheric ozone, ultraviolet radiation, and stratospheric change
New Zealanders have the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and this is due partly due to the extreme levels of summertime UV we experience. The amount of UV radiation that reaches the Earth’s ...
Duration : Not Available
arctic ground squirrel studies 2014
In the Arctic, bright summers and dark winters are a fact of life and can lead humans to rely on clocks and routines to tell them when to eat or sleep, but how do animals function under these conditio...
Duration : Not Available
arctic sunlight and microbial interactions 2014
Tremendous stores of organic carbon frozen in permafrost soils have the potential to greatly increase the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Permafrost soils may thaw sporadically and melting ground ...
Duration : Not Available
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Ant Evolves Flashy Way to Beat Desert Heat
A desert ant survives temperatures that can kill other insects and animals with a unique system that is effective, and chic. ...
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Bats Hear Just Fine, Despite Noisy Lives
Prolonged exposure to intense sound levels doesn't harm their hearing, a new study finds....
Discovery News - Top Stories
New species of frog found in the Peruvian Andes
Researchers describe a new species, "Psychrophrynella chirihampatu," from the Peruvian Andes, in a new article. Like other recently described species in the genus, this new Psychrophrynella inhabits high-elevation forests in the t...
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An ancient killer: Ancestral malarial organisms traced to age of dinosaurs
A new analysis of the prehistoric origin of malaria suggests that it evolved in insects at least 100 million years ago, and the first vertebrate hosts of this disease were probably reptiles, which at that time would have included ...
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First 3D Atlas of Extinct Dodo Created
A full description has been made of the skeletal anatomy of a bird synonymous with the word extinction....
Discovery News - Top Stories
Giant Siberian unicorn may have existed at the same time as humans, fossil find hints
Our ancestors could have come face to face with the mammoth-sized rhino in Kazakhstan....
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Life requires minimum of 473 genes to be sustainable say scientists in ground breaking discovery
Scientists have achieved their ultimate objective - to create a minimal cell containing only the genes necessary to sustain life in its simplest form...
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Migratory birds disperse seeds long distances
Some species of plants are capable of colonizing new habitats thanks to birds that transport their seeds in their plumage or digestive tract. Until recently it was known that birds could do this over short distances, but a new stu...
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Eastern Monarch butterflies at risk of extinction unless numbers increase
Long-term declines in the overwintering Eastern population of North American monarch butterflies are significantly increasing their likelihood of becoming extinct over the next two decades, according to new research. ...
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People With Most Diverse Ancient Human DNA Found
The worldliest people on the planet could be Melanesians, according to new genetic research....
Discovery News - Top Stories
Surface-going cave crickets actually more isolated than cave-dwelling cousins
Although other studies on cave-dwelling creatures have found that animals that spend all of their lives in the dark of caves are more likely to be genetically isolated, a recent study on two groups of crickets found the opposite. ...
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New Butterfly Discovered in Alaska for First Time in 28 Years
The Tanana Arctic may also be the state's only endemic butterfly. ...
National Geographic News
Fossil reptile discovery extraordinary
A newly discovered 250-million-year-old fossil reptile from Brazil gives an insight into life just before the dinosaurs appeared. ...
BBC News | World | UK Edition
Wild Atlantic salmon are spawning in Connecticut River for the first time in 200 years
After two centuries away, and decades of work by a seemingly unsuccessful restoration program, wild salmon may finally be reclaiming their lost habitat. ...
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Birds use language like humans, joining calls together to form sentences
Birds form complex sentences by joining calls together to create new meanings, scientists have found...
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These Tiny Saber-Toothed Terrors Are Among the World's Oldest Ants
Analysis of insects entombed in amber shows that the "hell ants" were among the first to diverge from the original ant-wasp ancestor...
Science & Nature | Smithsonian
On World Wildlife Day, lets get serious about ending corruption
Paula Kahumbu:in the war against wildlife crime are in danger of floundering in a mire of corruption

On the eve of World Wildlife Day on March 3rd 2016, Kenyans can look back proudly at how much has been achieved in the ...

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Two caves containing endangered bats discovered in Canada
The find is key to figuring out what habitat must be protected to help keep these important and vulnerable mammals safe....
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Urban white-crowned sparrows have dialects for different neighborhoods
San Francisco's sparrows have to compete with urban noise, and a result is distinct songs that vary with different locations in the city....
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Monarch butterfly migration to Mexico jumps after years of decline

The insects covered over three and a half times more wintering grounds than last season, as diminishing milkweed and illegal logging has disrupted movement

Monarch butterflies have made a big comeback in their winteri...

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