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Scientists think the nanoparticles damage the fish’s gills, causing oxygen deprivation in the internal organs including the brain.
With just a few hours of paddling a day, tiny loggerhead hatchlings navigate powerful currents, using the Earth’s magnetic field to orient themselves.
First teeth – probably sharp – were on a fierce armored fish that lived roamed the world’s ocean around 430 to 360 million years ago, say researchers.
Those who need drugs to treat cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure might soon have a reason to thank a snake.
Scientists used tree rings from just eight cedar trees in Bolivia to make a detailed picture of rainfall patterns across the Amazon basin over the last century.
Some unique life that’s evolved over millions of years in Earth’s oldest and deepest lake is in trouble.
New research on the way air carries moisture confirms that deforestation has a major effect on tropical rainfall.
If Antarctica’s ice sheets continue to thin as the climate warms, stores of the potent greenhouse gas could be released to the atmosphere, researchers say.
What we are seeing is consistent with a human-induced warming on top of a natural one, say researchers.
The disease is remarkably similar to that found in humans and the scientists think UV radiation from the sun is the likely cause.
Waxing moon over Amsterdam
Moon sweeps near Saturn and Mars September 17 to 19