Sunday, August 9, 2020

Research: ‘Slow earthquakes’ on San Andreas Fault increase risk of large quakes —

Geologists have long thought that the central section of California's famed San Andreas Fault -- from San Juan Bautista southward to Parkfield, a...

Research: Bolder targets needed to protect nature for people’s sake —

University of Queensland (UQ) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) researchers argue that the world needs more diverse, ambitious and area-specific targets for retaining...

Research: Breakthrough discovery could greatly accelerate the pace of science —

In the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology, in which organisms can be engineered to do things like decompose plastic and manufacture biofuels...

Research: 22,000-year-old panda from cave in Southern China belongs to distinct, long-lost lineage —

Researchers who've analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt)DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China -- a...

Research: Explosive volcanoes spawned mysterious Martian rock formation —

Explosive volcanic eruptions that shot jets of hot ash, rock and gas skyward are the likely source of a mysterious Martian rock formation,...

Research: Great white sharks dive deep into warm-water whirlpools in the Atlantic —

It's always good to know where great white sharks are likely to be swimming. That's true if you're a nervous beachgoer, a fishing...

Research: Scientists find potential disease-fighting ‘warheads’ hidden in bacteria —

Bacteria found in soil may harbor a potential game-changer for drug design. A new study by Scripps Research, published today in Nature Communications,...

Research: Rising sea temperatures threaten survival of juvenile albatross —

Ecologists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the US and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) studied a population of black-browed...

Research: Are smarter animals are bigger troublemakers? —

You have probably encountered a raccoon raiding the trash in your neighborhood, seen a rat scurrying through the subway or tried to shoo...

Research: As an apex predator, the crocodile’s mode of attack — its mouth —...

The mouth of today's crocodilians inspires fear and awe, with their wide gape and the greatest known bite force in the vertebrate animal...

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