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COMMENT 26 July 2021 Biodiversity needs every tool in the box: use OECMs To conserve global biodiversity, countries must forge equitable alliances that support sustainability in traditional pastoral lands, fisheries-management areas, Indigenous territories and more. Georgina G. Gurney 0 , Emily S. Darling 1 , Gabby N. Ahmadia 2 , Vera N. Agostini 3 ,
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Recent climatic extremes have shattered long-held records by a significant margin. Due to a tendency to adapt to the greatest intensities, and no greater, encountered throughout a lifetime, such extremes that are unusual in the observational era can have significant consequences. (Photo : Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Heat Wave Frequency According to research, fatal
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Download PDF My group wants to understand the components of lung surfactants — complex substances that keep our air sacs from collapsing. Bioengineers would like to make synthetic surfactants to treat lung disease, but we must understand the real ones first. As a computational chemist, I use computer simulations to understand the molecular dynamics of
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NATURE PODCAST 24 July 2021 Coronapod: the latest on COVID and sporting events As the Olympics kick off, data on the impact of large sporting events is still limited, despite large research efforts Noah Baker & Holly Else Noah Baker View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Holly
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The Ganges River is one of the biggest contributors of mercury into coastal oceans. Credit: ESA/Shutterstock Geochemistry 23 July 2021 Toxic mercury rides rivers into the sea Research suggests that rivers are a bigger source of mercury in coastal waters than is the atmosphere — a finding that contradicts some global models. Share on Twitter
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The return of the flesh-eating bacterium isn’t the title of a terrible sci-fi film; it’s an accurate description of what’s going on along Galveston’s shore. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons) Return of the Flesh-Eating Bacteria According to News4 San Antonio, a Galveston health specialist warns residents that the flesh-eating bacterium has returned. Several accounts from Texas
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NEWS 23 July 2021 NASA investigates renaming James Webb telescope after anti-LGBT+ claims Some astronomers argue the flagship observatory — successor to the Hubble Space Telescope — will memorialize discrimination. Others are waiting for more evidence. Alexandra Witze Alexandra Witze View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share
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A sulphur-crested cockatoo grabs a snack by walking along the edge of a rubbish bin to open the lid. Credit: Barbara Klump/Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior Animal behaviour 22 July 2021 Rubbish-raiding parrots take lessons from co-conspirators Sulphur-crested cockatoos are the first parrots known to have complex culture centred on food-gathering. Share on Twitter
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NATURE PODCAST 21 July 2021 How the US is rebooting gun violence research Funding for gun violence research in the US returns after a 20-year federal hiatus, and the glass sponges that can manipulate ocean currents. Shamini Bundell & Benjamin Thompson Shamini Bundell View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed
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Domesticated cannabis in Qinghai province, China. Credit: Guangpeng Ren Genomics 21 July 2021 The surprising place where pot farming first blossomed Humans first began cultivating cannabis, a source of both fibres and drugs, some 12,000 years ago. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share via E-Mail
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EDITORIAL 21 July 2021 Responsible research assessment faces the acid test The University of Liverpool is planning to make lay-offs on the basis of controversial measures. How should the global movement for responsible research respond? Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share via E-Mail Download PDF
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A risk of ongoing thunderstorms was warned to continue across the South within the week, according to AccuWeather meteorologists. The dangerous pattern suggests slow-moving and repeating thunderstorms ‘could unload torrential rainfall’. Floods are expected to occur to local areas and could evolve into more threatening pattern in the next days. The overall weather pattern reports
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According to a new technique of analyzing satellite data of Earth’s cloud cover, clouds are highly likely to exacerbate global warming. (Photo : Christopher Burns) Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of East Anglia conducted the study, which provides the best evidence that clouds would increase global warming over time, aggravating climate change.
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CORRESPONDENCE 20 July 2021 Six years as university rector changed how I do genetics Giuseppe Novelli  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7781-602X 0 Giuseppe Novelli University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via
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Plateau pikas ‘kiss’ during the growing season, when their metabolic rates are much higher than during the winter. Credit: Zhou Jinshuai/Xinhua/Alamy Zoology 19 July 2021 Pikas in high places have a winter-time treat: yak poo Snacks of faeces help the pocket-sized mammals survive the cold and wind atop a vast plateau that abuts the Himalayas.
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Richard Branson’s trip to space this month aboard a Virgin Galactic spaceship was meant to be a triumphant homecoming after years of waiting. Instead, the trip drew widespread criticism for its carbon footprint. (Photo : Image From Space Perspective) The developing space tourism sector faces severe concerns about its environmental effect, with Jeff Bezos scheduled
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Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine were found to have generated ten times more antibodies than China’s Sinovac vaccine, according to Hong Kong study. In their comparison, researchers found that the Pfizer vaccine showed varying levels of protection than those who received the Sinovac shot, with a concentration that ‘could translate into substantial differences in vaccine effectiveness’. Based
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NEWS 16 July 2021 The vanishing neutrinos that could upend fundamental physics The search for exotic ‘Majorana’ particles that could solve a big antimatter mystery is ramping up around the world. Davide Castelvecchi Davide Castelvecchi View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter
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NEWS 16 July 2021 Astronomers push for global debate on giant satellite swarms Working with the United Nations, scientists hope to establish standards for satellite ‘megaconstellations’ and reduce disruption of astronomical observations. Alexandra Witze Alexandra Witze View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on
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NEWS 16 July 2021 Massive DNA ‘Borg’ structures perplex scientists Researchers say they have discovered unique and exciting DNA strands in the mud — others aren’t sure of their novelty. Amber Dance 0 Amber Dance Amber Dance is a science journalist in Los Angeles, California. View author publications You can also search for this author
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