Mystery monkey: Rare red colobus caught on camera in South Sudan
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Study: O&G companies reward US representatives who oppose environmental protections
Oustalet's or Semliki? That is the question. It may not be on everyone's lips, but it's uppermost in the minds of conservationists after a rare red colobus monkey triggered a camera trap several hundred miles outside its known range.
CO2 laser ablation leads a novel path to customized continuous fused silica surfaces
A combined team of researchers from Yale University and the University of Cambridge has found that gas and oil companies reward U.S. lawmakers who oppose environmental protections by increasing campaign contributions. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of the money donated to politicians in the U.S. by gas and oil companies...
The effect of urea additives on the physicochemical characteristics of crystals
Fused silica is a significant material for numerous applications in optics and photonics owing to its excellent optical performance. The processing of fused silica with pulsed CO2 laser ablation offers the opportunity of converting an arbitrarily etched stepping structure into a continuous one. However, the achievement of continuous optical surfaces with the highest precision by laser-pulse...
Scientists invent lightweight liquid metal materials
Crystal habit has a considerable impact on the physicochemical characteristics of crystals, and understanding that is meaningful for the control of functionality in modern materials and chemical industry.
Large-scale graphical variations and climatic controls on tree crown architecture
Room temperature liquid metal, for example Gallium-based alloy, has high electrical and thermal conductivity, and excellent fluidity. They can be used in various application fields such as flexible electronics, wearable devices, biomedical practices, exoskeleton systems and soft robotics etc. However, components made by liquid metal may heavier than non-metal ones. The density of metal is larger...
This is how a channel is formed between two organelles
Crown architecture, which is composited by an ensemble of attributes related to branch characteristics and branching pattern of a tree, is a critical component for a tree to interact with the ambient environment and to compete with neighbors.
Military waste has unexpected consequences on civilians, the environment
The channel through which two cell components exchange material appears to form at the edge of their contact surface, and not in the middle. This was discovered by the Leiden physical chemists Jelger Risselada and Edgar Blokhuis together with researchers from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. They published their findings in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters on 20 February.
For lemurs, water holes are a matter of taste
The military waste that results from the United States military's drive to remain permanently war ready has unexpected consequences on civilians and the environment, according to a new book by a faculty member at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Henneguya salminicola: Microscopic parasite has no mitochondrial DNA
It's 1 p.m. and you're only halfway through a six-hour hike, climbing in steep terrain under a 100° cloudless sky. Your water bottle is nearly empty, and you've heard the worst of this hike is yet to come.
Predicting persistent cold pool events
An international team of researchers has found a creature with no mitochondrial DNA, making it the only known animal to exist without the need to breathe oxygen. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of Henneguya salminicola, a microscopic, parasitic member of the group Myxozoa and its unique physiology.
Less than infinite: Space is becoming an orbital landfill
Hot air rises, cold air sinks. It's a basic tenet of nature.
The last ice age tells us why we need to care about a 2-degree change in temperature
It's mind-boggling to think about anything in terms of infinity.
Tenerife coronavirus: 1,000 guests at hotel quarantined
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that without a substantial decrease in our use of fossil fuels, we are on track for a global average increase of 2°C in the next few decades, with extremes of between 3 to 6°C at higher latitudes.
How science is supersizing your veggies
H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel on lockdown, as first case confirmed in mainland Spain Coronavirus outbreak – live updatesA thousand guests and staff at a hotel in Tenerife have been quarantined after an Italian man tested positive for the coronavirus, as Spain confirmed its fourth case of the virus.On Tuesday afternoon, the Catalan health department confirmed the region’s first recorded case...
Why do men kill their families? Here's what the research says
It turns out that plants and animals sense nutrients in the same way.
Want to help save wildlife after the fires? You can do it in your own backyard
As the country mourns the horrific murders of Hannah Clarke and her three children, Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey at the hands of their father, many people are trying to make sense of what happened to them—and perhaps learn something to prevent it from happening again.
Researchers develop fast, accurate test to identify toxins in cereal crops
People living in cities far from the unprecedented bushfires this summer may feel they can do little more to help beyond donating to organizations that support affected wildlife. But this is not necessarily the case: ten of the 113 top-priority threatened animal species most affected by the fires have populations in and around Australian cities and towns. Conserving these populations is now even...
New metabolic engineering strategy improves bioproduction of polymer raw materials
Fusarium head blight (FHB), a fungal disease affecting kernel development, causes millions of dollars in annual losses in Canadian cereal crops such as barley, wheat and oats.
Why conspiracy theories can act as radicalization multipliers of far-right ideals
A research group, consisting of doctoral student Fujiwara Ryosuke, Associate Professor Tanaka Tsutomu (both of Kobe University's Graduate School of Engineering) and Research Scientist Noda Shuhei (RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science), has succeeded in improving the yield of target chemical production from biomass. They achieved this through metabolically engineering the bacteria used in...
Study suggests that mangrove forests provide cause for conservation optimism
Conspiracy theories have been crucial in the radicalization process of the perpetrator of the Hanau-attack in Germany. Terje Emberland suggests that they were not only important on a political level but also, and perhaps most importantly, on a personal level—as they can help explain why individuals decide to engage in political violence.
Radio waves detect particle showers in a block of plastic
Southeast Asia has the greatest diversity of mangrove species in the world, and mangrove forests provide multiple ecosystem services upon which millions of people depend. Mangroves enhance fisheries by providing habitat for young fishes and offer coastal protection against storms and floods. They also store substantially higher densities of carbon, as compared to most other ecosystems globally,...
Cotton key player in water conservation in northern High Plains
When neutrinos crash into water molecules in the billion-plus tons of ice that make up the detector at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica, more than 5,000 sensors detect the light of subatomic particles produced by the collisions. But as one might expect, these grand-scale experiments don't come cheap.
Researchers find new reason Arctic is warming so fast
As crop production plans are adapting to the declining water levels in the Ogallala Aquifer, cotton is playing an increasingly important role in water conservation.
Questions loom over the future of police lineups
The Arctic has experienced the warming effects of global climate change faster than any other region on the planet. Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have developed a new theory aided by computer simulations and observations that helps explain why this occurs.
When eyewitnesses are called on to identify crime suspects, how likely are they to make mistakes? Should their seeing equate to believing?