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Because of their apparent hostility and capacity to sting repeatedly, Wasps have a reputation for being jerks. They’re frequently likened to honey production and agricultural pollination by bees in a bad light. Wasps, on the other hand, are downright saintly in comparison to their parasitic brethren. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons) Related Article: Scientist Claims That
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CORRESPONDENCE 09 November 2021 Replication efforts have limited epistemic value Kauê Machado Costa  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5562-6495 0 & Geoffrey Schoenbaum  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8180-0701 1 Kauê Machado Costa National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Geoffrey Schoenbaum National Institute on
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Increased demand for personal protective equipment has exacerbated an already out-of-control global problem, according to a new analysis. According to a study, plastic garbage from the Covid-19 epidemic measuring 25,900 tons, or more than 2,000 double-decker buses, has spilled into the water. Tons of Garbage (Photo : Brian Yurasits on Unsplash) The experts reported unregulated
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NEWS Q&A 08 November 2021 COP26 scientist: How much carbon can the ocean absorb? Researchers at COP26 speak of their hopes and fears for the momentous climate summit — and what they hope to achieve by attending. Jeff Tollefson Jeff Tollefson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar
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NEWS 05 November 2021 COP26 climate pledges: What scientists think so far Nations have promised to end deforestation, curb methane emissions and stop public investment in coal power. Researchers warn that the real work of COP26 is yet to come. Ehsan Masood & Jeff Tollefson Ehsan Masood View author publications You can also search for
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Download PDF I pointed at the duck. “Look at that one right there. That’s not a duck,” I said. “Are you sure?” asked Rik, looking at the group of ducks. Someone had dumped a pile of bread crusts on the sidewalk, and half a dozen ducks had clustered around it. And then Rik’s inner-comedian comes
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The cleanup from the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011 would cost hundreds of billions of dollars, but the environmental cost might be far greater, according to a research, with neighboring lakes polluted for another 20 years. (Photo : Getty Images) Lake Onuma’s Radioactivity Concentration Lake Onuma on Mount Akagi might be polluted with radioactive cesium-137
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NEWS 05 November 2021 Sponge cells hint at origins of nervous system Synapse genes help cells to communicate in sponge’s digestive chambers. Max Kozlov Max Kozlov View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail
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Strategies for decarbonizing electricity infrastructure are hot as the globe watches the United Nations COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow, Scotland. On the other hand, Renewables detractors challenge the reliability of systems that rely on intermittent supplies. A recent study headed by the University of California, Irvine experts, confronts the issue of dependability head-on. (Photo :
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Nature Video 05 November 2021 Whale-cams reveal how much they really eat Baleen whales consume twice as much krill as previously estimated. Sara Reardon 0 Sara Reardon Sara Reardon is a freelance writer in Bozeman, Montana. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on
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November gales may scream once more across areas of the country’s middle on the historic Edmund Fitzgerald wreck anniversary. Next week, a big storm will hit the Plains, Midwest, and western Great Lakes, bringing high winds, heavy snow, and severe thunderstorms. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons)Edmund Fitzgerald Lifeboat “Low pressure is expected to develop over the
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According to scientists, humans were to blame for a mystery brain-invading tropical fungal outbreak that killed more than 40 dolphins and porpoises in the Pacific Northwest. (Photo : REUTERS/Reuben Pillay) Dead Dolphins Scientists discovered 42 dead dolphins in the Salish Sea near British Columbia and Washington between 1997 and 2016. All had perished of an
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When pushed by the wind, sand dunes can travel across the ground — potentially leading to buried infrastructure. Similarly, ocean currents can shift an underwater dune onto a sea-floor pipeline or cable. Experiments have now shown that the outcome of such encounters depends on the obstacle’s size and shape1. Access options Access through your institution
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According to the National Weather Service, more than 100 million US residents have been left under cold weather warnings, freeze or frost alerts. (Photo : Getty Images) First Freezing Temperatures of the Season Low temperatures have swept across a number of major cities, delivering the season’s first frosts and wind chills. The temperature drop hasn’t
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According to the government body in charge of space weather monitoring, a violent solar storm might interfere with power grids, satellites, and radio transmissions; according to the NOAA it could also have transported the magnificent northern lights extremely far south overnight. (Photo : Getty Images) Monitoring Solar Activities (Photo : Getty Images) The National Oceanic
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NEWS 04 November 2021 Correction 04 November 2021 US astronomy’s 10-year plan is super-ambitious Its ‘decadal survey’ pitches big new space observatories, funding for large telescopes and a reckoning over social issues plaguing the field. Alexandra Witze Alexandra Witze View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on
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Global warming already has a significant influence on the geographical area, and its effects will likely to increase as the speed of global warming increases, posing significant livelihood issues. Modification is prominently covered on the COP26 action plan, along with the Glasgow Transformation Expedient, which assesses actions made and intervention required to satisfy the Paris
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Life can be hard in Chile’s inhospitable Atacama Desert which is defined as a cruel, unfriendly environment recognized as the world’s extremely dry non-polar wilderness. Defied the circumstances, life persists in these arid badlands that provides an agricultural heritage century old. The World’s Oldest Desert (Photo : Photo by Alex Fuentes/Getty Images)COPIAPO, CHILE – OCTOBER
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During his travels through the Mongol empire in the 1250s, a Flemish friar described the capital, Karakorum, as an enclosed city with four gates. Now, researchers have fully mapped the city — and called the friar’s picture into question1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full
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NATURE PODCAST 03 November 2021 Podcast special: onboard the climate train to COP26 Young people take centre stage as ‘climate train’ ferries scientists and activists to crucial UN climate conference. Benjamin Thompson Benjamin Thompson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share
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NEWS ROUND-UP 03 November 2021 Africa accelerator, racial-bias fears and UK science budget The latest science news, in brief. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share via E-Mail Download PDF The SESAME synchrotron in Jordan took around 20 years from conception to operation.Credit: Noemi Caraban Gonzalez/SESAME/CERN
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CORRESPONDENCE 02 November 2021 Colour blindness: journals should enable image redisplay Jeremy Adler 0 Jeremy Adler BioVis, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share via E-Mail Making the
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CORRESPONDENCE 02 November 2021 Embrace open-source sensors for local climate studies Elad Levintal  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5029-0742 0 , Kosana Suvočarev  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5519-2287 1 , Gail Taylor  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8470-6390 2 & Helen E. Dahlke  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8757-6982 3 Elad Levintal University of California, Davis, California, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed
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Immense wildfires raged over Indonesian Sumatra and Borneo in September 2015, only months earlier after world finalized the Paris Agreement on global warming, obscuring the clouds throughout Southeast Asia and endangering the mental wellbeing of scores of people. “As much as other plants, palm oil grows faster over tropical rainforests and peatlands with significant carbon reserves,”
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CORRESPONDENCE 02 November 2021 For NGOs, article-processing charges sap conservation funds Kevin A. Wood  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9170-6129 0 , Julia L. Newth  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3744-1443 1 & Geoff M. Hilton  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9062-3030 2 Kevin A. Wood Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Julia
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Download PDF Sugars are everywhere in biology. They decorate cells, proteins and lipids. According to a surprise finding, published in June, they even adorn RNAs1. Yet these carbohydrates, also called glycans, have garnered little attention in recent decades. “Glycans form an essential biological language, the glycome,” says Mark von Itzstein, director of the Institute for
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Download PDF In this picture, I’m looking into a digital microscope to observe the structural damage that SARS-CoV-2 does to cells from an African green monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus). I’m inside NB3, the maximum-biosecurity laboratory here at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, wearing protective equipment. In this room, we look like astronauts. Nowadays,
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As per Conservation International, the La Mosquitia territory encompasses about 1,350 square miles and is among the most intact lowland tropical zones in Latin America, sustaining another of Honduras’ top important ecological clusters. To native folklore, a historic empire dubbed as “La Ciudad Blanca,” or “The White City,” lies far in the northern Honduran woods.
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BOOK REVIEW 01 November 2021 The vaccine shots that rang around the world Two books follow key runners in the historic race to immunize the world against COVID. Natasha Loder 0 Natasha Loder Natasha Loder is the health policy editor of The Economist in London; she presented its podcast series The Jab. She tweets @natashaloder.
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Over the last century, plastics have taken the globe by storm, with applications in almost every facet of our lives. However, the growth of synthetic polymers, which are the building blocks of plastics, has resulted in a slew of major environmental problems. The worst of these is the overuse of petrochemical compounds and the non-recycling
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Download PDF Salve, pontifex… The voice rises from the back of your skull as you hold the Baetylus diamond to the light. Even at a glance, you know its value is ten times that of any other diamond discovered on Earth, but you look past it, to the walls of a dingy hotel room. Its
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On Mexico’s Pacific coast, at least 300 sea turtles have washed up dead. According to a Mexican environment ministry official, the olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) perished according to preliminary examinations. According to the official, they were most likely entangled in illegal fishing nets on the high seas or abandoned nets known as “ghost nets,”
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NATURE PODCAST 29 October 2021 Coronapod: China’s crucial COVID vaccines start to falter Two inactivated virus vaccines from China account for half the world’s inoculations against COVID, now their protection may be waning. Noah Baker & Smriti Mallapaty Noah Baker View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Smriti
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