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Is Time Running Out? Scientists Rethink the Idea of Mass Extinction

Is Time Running Out? Scientists Rethink the Idea of Mass Extinction

🕔18:58, 5.Apr 2016

Are we living in a sixth mass extinction? Maybe not. But we might be able to define modern ecological crises by looking at fossil records and how rare species are today, according to researchers at Yale, Vanderbilt, and the Smithsonian Institution.

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Q&A: Seasons Turned Upside Down, What is the El Niño Effect?

Q&A: Seasons Turned Upside Down, What is the El Niño Effect?

🕔23:10, 2.Apr 2016

If you are celebrating the warmer temperatures and uncharacteristic winters, thank El Niño. If you’re complaining about the cancellation of your skiing and snow tubing trips, blame El Niño. The force behind the odd weather, El Niño is an aberration

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Going Green: Giant Icebergs Cause Phytoplankton Blooms

Going Green: Giant Icebergs Cause Phytoplankton Blooms

🕔22:59, 2.Apr 2016

Despite their rarity, giant icebergs in the Southern Ocean significantly contribute to the reduction of atmospheric carbon by stimulating phytoplankton blooms.

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Plants in Arms


Plants in Arms


🕔14:11, 31.Mar 2016

Though we have always known that plants are vital to maintaining good health and preventing diseases, only recently have scientists begun to uncover the mystery and promise lying within their leafy tendrils. Yale professor Nicole Clay and her team of

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Documentary Review: Racing Extinction

Documentary Review: Racing Extinction

🕔21:20, 23.Mar 2016

Racing Extinction illuminates the majesty and beauty of nature, and exposes the detrimental effect that humans are having on this beauty. The film inspires viewers into action and sets a hopeful tone for the future of the planet.

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Ancient Flowering Plants ‘Hibernated’ Through Trouble

Ancient Flowering Plants ‘Hibernated’ Through Trouble

🕔22:45, 3.Mar 2016

New fossil evidence of ancient angiosperms explains how tiny embryos facilitated seed dormancy, allowing these plants to survive in harsh climates.

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The Bugs and the Bees: How viruses bridged the gap between bees and butterflies

The Bugs and the Bees: How viruses bridged the gap between bees and butterflies

🕔12:43, 5.Feb 2016

What eats leaves, transforms into a butterfly, and contains wasp genes in its genome? Discover exactly how the caterpillar became a natural GMO and why modern technology is changing the face of evolutionary research.

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Trillions of Trees: Yale study finds three trillion trees on Earth

Trillions of Trees: Yale study finds three trillion trees on Earth

🕔23:22, 3.Feb 2016

In 2006, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) started the billion trees campaign with the goal of planting — you guessed it — one billion trees around the world. Plant for the Planet, which inherited the campaign, wanted to know

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Collective Intelligence: How Insect Swarms Respond to External Stimuli

Collective Intelligence: How Insect Swarms Respond to External Stimuli

🕔15:12, 3.Feb 2016

A team of Yale researchers has demonstrated how a seemingly random insect mating swarm responds to external stimulus through intelligent group fluctuations.

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Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

🕔15:42, 2.Feb 2016

Styrofoam waste is a serious environmental issue that previously had no effective solution. Researchers have recently discovered that mealworms can eat Styrofoam, which presents a promising prospective solution.

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