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Environment - Life Sciences - 20.01.2017
Around Antarctica: ACE expedition completed its first leg
Around Antarctica: ACE expedition completed its first leg
The Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) arrived yesterday in Australia after 30 days at sea.

Chemistry - Environment - 18.01.2017
Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights
Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights
Faster recharging lithium batteries could be developed after scientists figured out why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel structures within batteries improves their performance. Rechargeable lithium batteries have helped power the 'portable revolution' in mobile phones, laptops and tablet computers, and new generations of lithium batteries are being developed for electric vehicles and to store energy from wind and solar power.

Environment - 13.01.2017
Mapping movements of alien bird species
Mapping movements of alien bird species
The global map of alien bird species has been produced for the first time by a UCL-led team of researchers. It shows that human activities are the main determinants of how many alien bird species live in an area but that alien species are most successful in areas already rich with native bird species.

Environment - Life Sciences - 12.01.2017
Fish lightly to keep Snapper on the reef
Fish lightly to keep Snapper on the reef
Fishing is fundamentally altering the food chain in coral reefs and putting extra pressure on top-level predator fish, according to new research. Fish such as Snapper and Grouper sit at the top of the food chain and are highly sought-after in restaurants the world over, commanding a high price in fish markets and supporting the livelihoods of many fishing communities across the Tropics - but the coral reefs they inhabit are under threat.

Environment - Life Sciences - 12.01.2017
Climate change could kill off parasites, destabilizing ecosystems
Climate change could kill off parasites, destabilizing ecosystems
Photogenic animals, from polar bears to people, aren't the only creatures under threat from global climate change. A new review led by UC Berkeley suggests the phenomenon threatens parasites with extinction, which could have big consequences for ecosystems. The vast majority of research into parasites and environment change focuses on how hosts, particularly humans, will be harmed.

Environment - 10.01.2017
Rapid Arctic warming has in the past shifted Southern Ocean winds
Rapid Arctic warming has in the past shifted Southern Ocean winds
The global climate is a complex machine in which some pieces are separate yet others are connected. Scientists try to discover the connections to predict what will happen to our climate, especially in a future with more heat-trapping gases. A dramatic pattern in our planet's climate history involves paroxysms in Arctic temperatures.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.01.2017
Mapping the urban underground
Mapping the urban underground
An EPFL researcher has taken a methodology designed to improve underground urban planning around the world one step further.

Environment - Life Sciences - 09.01.2017
Species diversity reduces chances of crop failure in algal biofuel systems
ANN ARBOR'When growing algae in outdoor ponds as a next-generation biofuel, a naturally diverse mix of species will help reduce the chance of crop failure, according to a federally funded study by University of Michigan researchers. Algae-derived biocrude oil is being studied as a potential renewable-energy alternative to fossil fuels.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.01.2017
Issues of indigenous peoples examined in current IK journal
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. The Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK) and the Penn State University Libraries - latest volume of its peer-reviewed, open access journal, IK: Other Ways of Knowing , examines current issues facing indigenous persons and peoples.

Environment - Mathematics - 04.01.2017
Large-scale tornado outbreaks increasing in frequency, study finds
The frequency of large-scale tornado outbreaks is increasing in the United States, particularly when it comes to the most extreme events, according to research recently published in Science . The study by researchers including Joel E. Cohen, a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago, finds the increase in tornado outbreaks does not appear to be the result of a warming climate as earlier models suggested.
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