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How Elephant Seals Are Helping Scientists Study Climate Change

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http://www.enn.com — A group of southern elephant seals is helping scientists monitorhow climate change is impacting Antarctica by tracking water temperature, depth, and salinity as they swim and dive around the frozen continent.  Read More
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Nicer Up North: Canadians Top Americans in Altruism

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The rumors are true: Canadians are nicer than Americans are, at least if returning lost letters is any indicator of niceness, new research finds. Read More
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How Do EpiPens Work?

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The price of lifesaving EpiPens have increased drastically — how do EpiPens work in the body? Read More
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Found! Potentially Earth-Like Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Closest Ever

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized alien world around the star Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.2 light-years from our own solar system. Read More
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Lost WWII Ships Explored in Underwater Expedition

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Researchers are exploring the wreck of the SS Bluefield and the German U-boat that sank it. Read More
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The demise of the Maya civilization: Water shortage can destroy cultures

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Water reservoirs provide relief during short periods of drought. They can, however, make a society even more vulnerable to major catastrophes, if the population keeps growing without changing their habits. New models suggest that this could have caused the demise of the Maya civilization. Read More
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NASA Monitors the 'New Normal' of Sea Ice

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http://www.enn.com — This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss through May. The melt slowed down in June, however, making it highly unlikely that this year’s summertime sea ice minimum extent will set a new record. Read More
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Nanofur for oil spill cleanup

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http://www.enn.com — Some water ferns can absorb large volumes of oil within a short time, because their leaves are strongly water-repellent and, at the same time, highly oil-absorbing. Researchers of KIT, together with colleagues of Bonn University, have found that the oil-binding capacity of the water plant results from the hairy microstructure of its leaves. It is now used as a model to further develop the new Nan Read More
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English Village Becomes Climate Leader by Quietly Cleaning Up Its Own Patch

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http://www.nytimes.com — The ECI's Sarah Darby comments in The New York Times' feature on Ashton Hayes, the English village that cut its carbon emissions by 24% over 10 years. Ashton Hayes, she reminds us, a small village of well-off and well-educated people, was in good position to take on the project. 23/08/16 23 August 2016 - read more + Read More
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Hate Parallel Parking? New 'RearVision' Camera and App Can Help

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http://feedproxy.google.com — If you hate parallel parking, or if you tend to avoid backing into spots at all costs, a new wireless camera that uses your smartphone as its display could help. Read More
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It's Splitsville: Divorce May Be Seasonal, Study Finds

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Two months of the year see higher divorce rates than the rest. Read More
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