Why do some people always get lost?
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by Bob Holmes
5d ago
Research suggests that experience may matter more than innate ability when it comes to a sense of direction ..read more
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Why are there so many beetle species?
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by Lesley Evans Ogden
1w ago
Diet played a key role in the evolution of the vast beetle family tree ..read more
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How to control chronic wasting disease
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by James Gaines
2w ago
A prion sickness similar to mad cow is spreading rapidly through North America’s deer and elk populations. A veterinary microbiologist discusses the options for keeping it in check ..read more
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Inching toward a global treaty on plastic pollution
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by Nicola Jones
2w ago
Delegates from 175 nations are working on an international agreement that would tackle the vast amounts of plastic waste in the environment. A marine scientist specializing in plastic pollution discusses the problem and her hopes for the proceedings ..read more
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Hunting sky islands for genetic clues to climate resilience
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by Sarah J. Love and Joe Bailey
1M ago
OPINION: Isolated mountaintops are hotbeds of evolutionary adaptation and great places to study how climate change affects ecosystems ..read more
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How to overcome political polarization on climate change
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by Ula Chrobak
1M ago
Conversations — in real life — can help bridge the partisan divide, but the trick is to have some structure to the discussion, says a human ecologist ..read more
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Moving trees north to save the forests
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by John H. Tibbetts
1M ago
As the world warms, trees in forests such as those in Minnesota will no longer be adapted to their local climates. That’s where assisted migration comes in ..read more
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A big boost to Europe’s climate change goals
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by Elise Hansen
1M ago
The bloc aims to become the first carbon-neutral continent. A new policy called CBAM will assist its ambitions — and may persuade other countries to follow in its footsteps ..read more
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Why probation and parole don’t work as advertised
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by Lola Butcher
1M ago
The current system of supervised release in lieu of imprisonment may do more harm than good, some experts say. How can society do a better job of rehabilitating law-breakers while keeping them from re-offending ..read more
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All about cholesterol
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by Amber Dance
2M ago
The latest science on how blood levels of HDL, LDL and more relate to cardiovascular health ..read more
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