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New study shows that when a power system combines energy storage and solar power generation, the end result is greater than the sum of...

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World’s lakes are losing oxygen rapidly as planet warms

Oxygen levels in the world's temperate freshwater lakes are declining rapidly -- faster than in the oceans -- a trend driven largely by climate...

Scientists detect signatures of life remotely

It could be a milestone on the path to detecting life on other planets: Scientists under the leadership of the University of Bern and...

Scientists find our Earth’s pulse, a 27.5-million-year cycle

Geologic activity on Earth appears to follow a 27.5-million-year cycle, giving the planet a "pulse," according to a new study published in the journal...

Drone footage reveals social secrets of killer whales

Killer whales have complex social structures including close "friendships", according to a new study that used drones to film the animals. The findings show that...

Research reveals why people pick certain campsites

Those in love with the outdoors can spend their entire lives chasing that perfect campsite. New University of Montana research suggests what they are trying...

Volcanic rock could help produce ‘greener’ concrete

Replacing just one of concrete’s main ingredients with volcanic rock could slash carbon emissions from manufacturing the material by nearly two-thirds, according to a...

A new way to remove salts and toxic metals from water

Most people on Earth get fresh water from lakes and rivers. But these account for only 0.007% of the world’s water. As the human population has...

More than 70% of world’s sharks died 19 million years ago

Researchers have discovered a massive die-off of sharks roughly 19 million years ago. It came at a period in history when there were more than...

Young Tyrannosaurus rexes had a mighty strong bite

When they bit down, young Tyrannosaurus rexes exerted up to 5,641 newtons of force, somewhere between the jaw forces exerted by a hyena and...

Plants get a faster start to their day than we think

To describe something as slow and boring we say it's "like watching grass grow", but scientists studying the early morning activity of plants have...

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A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy. It’s a previously overlooked element of the tablet...
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