Coronavirus lockdown will have 'negligible' impact on the climate, says new study
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Russia wants to return to Venus, build reusable rocket
Here in the UK, with traffic noise back to drowning out birdsong, and foreign holidays back on the cards, it is easy to forget the weeks of cleaner air. If we do not seize the opportunity to pause, reflect and plan transformative change, the COVID-19 years could end up being just a small and temporary blip in our overall climate trajectory.
Lions are less likely to attack cattle with eyes painted on their backsides
The head of Russia's space agency said Friday that Roscosmos wants to return to Venus and bring back soil samples and build spacecraft that will surpass Elon Musk's rockets.
Home-educated children left without qualifications as exams replaced with teacher-predicted grades, study shows
The predation of livestock by carnivores, and the retaliatory killing of carnivores as a result, is a major global conservation challenge. Such human-wildlife conflicts are a key driver of large carnivore declines and the costs of coexistence are often disproportionately borne by rural communities in the global south.
UK-India experts seek to stop antibiotic waste that creates more superbugs
The cancelation of exams this year in favor of teacher-predicted grades has had a "significantly detrimental" impact on many home-educated children, who are not able to gain qualifications this summer, a study warns.
Study finds platypus paddles in 'surprising' Sydney waterways
Waste generated by India's drug manufacturing industry could be damaging environmental bacteria and creating 'superbugs' that are resistant to antibiotics—prompting a UK-India scientific intervention.
Worries about COVID-19 divide along racial, ethnic lines, state poll finds
A pilot study of one of Australia's most elusive creatures, the platypus, has revealed they are living in unlikely, urban locations in Sydney.
Algorithm predicts the compositions of new materials
More than three of every four Californians say that the COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat to their health and their finances, but the risks are felt far more acutely by people of color, according to a new poll from UC Berkeley's Institute for Governmental Studies (IGS).
Subpolar marginal seas play a key role in making the subarctic Pacific nutrient-rich
A machine-learning algorithm that can predict the compositions of trend-defying new materials has been developed by RIKEN chemists1. It will be useful for finding materials for applications where there is a trade-off between two or more desirable properties.
Study could lead to power over the New World screwworm
A group of researchers from three Japanese universities has discovered why the western subarctic Pacific Ocean, which accounts for only 6 percent of the world's oceans, produces an estimated 26 percent of the world's marine resources.
Lead poisoning could reduce gene expression in humans
Scientists have long had a name for a gruesome insect that feeds on the live flesh of warm-blooded mammals: C. hominivorax, Latin for "man eater." But now, they have the parasite's number.
Eye-catching conservation tool protects livestock, lions, and livelihoods
Scientists have unveiled a correlation between high blood lead levels in children and methylation of genes involved in haem synthesis and carcinogenesis, indicating a previously unknown mechanism for lead poisoning.
Scientists discover curious clues in the war between cystic fibrosis bacteria
Painting eyes on the rumps of livestock can protect them from attacks by lions in landscapes where they coexist, a joint study from UNSW Sydney, Taronga Conservation Society Australia and Botswana Predator Conservation shows.
Researchers warn of climate repercussions if Brazilian highway through the Amazon is paved
Several kinds of bacteria can cause lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause pneumonia, typically infects infants or young children and persists for life, while Burkholderia cepacia complex species only infect teenagers and adults. Although Burkholderia infections are rare, when they do take hold, they are deadly. Now, UNC School of Medicine...
Why it's important to save parasites
A pair of researchers with the National Institute for Research in Amazonia has posted an open letter in the journal Science warning of the negative repercussions of resuming paving of a road through a part of the Amazon. In their letter, Lucas Ferrante and Philip Martin Fearnside suggest that resumption of paving will lead to releasing large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, further...
Unlike the many charismatic mammals, fish and birds that receive our attention, parasites are thought of as something to eradicate—not something to protect.