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March 11, 2019

Mar. 6, 2019 — Meltwater from Greenland’s ice sheet is a leading contributor to global sea level rise, and a new study shows that an underappreciated factor — the position of the snowline on the ice sheet — … read more 

Mar. 6, 2019 — In the blink of an eye, the squid’s skin changes color and pattern for the purpose of camouflage or sexual signaling, a virtuosic display that has long fascinated scientists. Now, collaborators … read more 

Mar. 6, 2019 — A diet containing compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in mice genetically programmed to develop the … read more 

Mar. 6, 2019 — Some wetlands perform better under pressure. A new study revealed that when faced with sea-level rise, coastal wetlands respond by burying even more carbon in their … read more 

Mar. 6, 2019 — Information escapes from black holes via Hawking radiation, so it should be possible to capture it and use it to reconstruct what fell in: if given time longer than the age of the universe. However, … read more 

Mar. 6, 2019 — Nearly 100 species of swift are completely adapted to life in the air. That is the conclusion of researchers after having studied a third species and observing that some individuals did not land for … read more 

Mar. 6, 2019 — New study reveals regeneration of amputated body parts is not always an ancient trait and scientists might need to rethink the way they compare animals with regenerative … read more 

Mar. 6, 2019 — Wild bees are indispensable pollinators, supporting both agricultural productivity and the diversity of flowering plants … read more 

Mar. 5, 2019 — Why do animals sleep? Why do humans ‘waste’ a third of their lives sleeping? Researchers now reveal a novel and unexpected function of sleep that they believe could explain how sleep and … read more 

Mar. 5, 2019 — Scientists have used sound waves to levitate particles, revealing new insights about how materials cluster together in the absence of gravity — principles which underlie everything from how … read more 

Mar. 5, 2019 — Since the arrival of British settlers over 230 years ago, most Australians have assumed dingoes are a breed of wild dog. But 20 leading researchers have confirmed in a new study that the dingo is … read more 

Mar. 5, 2019 — Using host-specific parasites isolated on individual pigeon ‘islands,’ the scientists showed that descendants of a single population of feather lice adapted rapidly in response to preening. … read more 

Mar. 4, 2019 — Scientists placed seismometers on the McMurdo Ice Shelf and recorded hundreds of thousands of tiny ‘ice quakes’ that appear to be caused by pools of partially melted ice expanding and … read more 

Mar. 4, 2019 — Megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived, is known only from its gigantic bladelike teeth. But these teeth took millions of years to evolve into their final, iconic … read more 

Mar. 4, 2019 — Fossilized bones that appear to have been digested by crocodiles in the Cayman Islands have revealed three new species and subspecies of mammal that roamed the island more than 300 years … read more 

Mar. 4, 2019 — New mini cheetah robot is springy and light on its feet, with a range of motion that rivals a champion gymnast. The four-legged powerpack can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either … read more 

Mar. 4, 2019 — For almost a decade, astronomers have tried to explain why so many pairs of planets outside our solar system have an odd configuration — their orbits seem to have been pushed apart by a powerful … read more 

Mar. 4, 2019 — New research suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic … read more 

Mar. 4, 2019 — A team of chemical engineers have developed a new kind of jet mixer for creating biomass from algae that extracts the lipids from the watery plants with much less energy than the older extraction … read more 

Mar. 1, 2019 — Researchers have found that spider silk produces a strong twisting motion when exposed to humidity, and may be usable for future artificial muscles or … read more 

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