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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
microbial changes in arctic freshwater
Microbial diversity has recently been found to show a pattern of organization at various scales. The research team attempts to answer three basic questions about microbial diversity and dispersal, foc...
Duration : Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
microbialites in lake joyce antarctica
The oldest fossil life on Earth consists of stromatolites, which are the remains of complicated communities of bacteria captured in rock. On modern Earth, similar communities still grow in places that...
Duration : Not Available
biology of antarctic fishes
Antarctic icefish are uniquely adapted to life in the extreme conditions of the Southern Ocean. Waters surrounding Antarctica are unlike any other, they are isolated, very cold, have large amounts of ...
Duration : Apr 2011 - Jun 2011
xtreme everest
Xtreme Everest is a dedicated team of intensive care doctors, nurses and scientists. They conduct experiments on themselves and other volunteers at high altitude in order to develop novel therapies to...
Duration : Not Available
nepal-bardia 2012
John Blashford-Snell had organised the projects so that a junior expedition which included nine young people and their parents or godparents, could spend time scouting the area on elephant back to loc...
Duration : Not Available
discovering the hidden biodiversity of the gulf of california with deepsea
Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego returning from research expeditions in Mexico have captured unprecedented details of vibrant sea life and ecosystems in the Gulf of ...
Duration : Not Available
bermuda: search for deep water caves 2009
Deep-water marine caves are one of the Earth\'s last largely unexplored frontiers of undiscovered fauna (animal life). More than 150 limestone caves are known to exist in or near the island of Bermuda...
Duration : Sep 2009 - Sep 2009
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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. ...
Discovery News - Top Stories
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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