In disasters, Twitter influencers get out-tweeted

A first-of-its-kind study on Twitter use during 5 of the costliest US natural disasters offers potentially life-saving insights. The research finds that Twitter users...

In the squirrel world, prime real estate is determined by previous...

Researchers found that if a squirrel inherits territory from a male rather than a female, it will have about 1,300 more cones in its...

Undersea gases could superheat the planet

Geologic carbon and hydrate reservoirs in the ocean pose a climate threat beyond humanmade greenhouse gases.

Newly discovered turtle species is facing extinction

A new species in the family of Softshell Turtles is described from Northern Vietnam and China by a Hungarian-Vietnamese-German team of researchers. The newly...

More data, more land reclamation success

A new study shows teams can increase the chance of successful land reclamation by first collecting soil data at short intervals. More collections can...

Antarctic ice shelves buckle under weight of meltwater lakes

The filling and draining of meltwater lakes has been found to cause a floating Antarctic ice shelf to flex, potentially threatening its stability.

Ecosystem changes following loss of great white sharks

A new study has documented unexpected consequences following the decline of great white sharks from an area off South Africa. The study found that...

Giant ‘megalodon’ shark extinct earlier than previously thought

'Megalodon' -- a giant predatory shark that has inspired numerous documentaries, books and blockbuster movies -- likely went extinct at least one million years...

Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air

Researchers have proposed a design solution that could bring artificial leaves out of the lab and into the environment. Their improved leaf, which would...

New frog species found on remote Ethiopian mountain

A new species of puddle frog (order: Anura, family: Phynobatrachidae, genus: Phrynobatrachus), has just been discovered at the unexplored and isolated Bibita Mountain in...

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