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Don't want a cold? Keep sleeping!
New study shows that getting enough sleep does prevent colds. Read more …

Galapagos Tortoise Hatchling

Galapagos Tortoise Hatchlings
Baby tortoises found on Galapagos island for first time in 100 years!. Read more …

Data backs limits on deep-sea fishing by depth
Study provides evidence supporting a clearly defined depth limit for deep-sea fishing in Europe. Read more …

Forests in trouble
Increasingly severe disturbances weaken world's temperate forests. Read more …

Palau's reefs: Surprisingly resistant to acid water
Marine scientists working on the coral reefs of Palau have made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification. Read more …

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Charcoal from forest fires: Big factor in marine carbon cycle
New research shows that charcoal from forest fires is being dumped in vast quantities into the world's oceans. Read more …

Herpetocetus: Dwarf whale survived well into Ice Age
Herpetocetus, a baleen whale that was thought to have gone extinct 3,000,000 years ago, actually survived into the Pleistocene. Read more …

Liaoconodon hui skull

Liaoconodon hui: New transitional mammal found in China
Liaoconodon hui, a newly described fossil mammal, has middle ear anatomy intermediate between that of reptiles and mammals. Read more …

Belief in global warming: Changing with the weather
A new study says Americans' willingness to believe in long-term global warming depends on short-term weather events that manage to make the news. Read more …

Salmon homing behavior: Powered by magnetism
A new study says salmon homing behavior relies, at least in part, on an ability to detect magnetic fields. Read more …

King Richard III found at last: Identity verified by DNA
The remains of the last Plantagenet king of England, Richard III, have been found under a parking lot in Leicester. Read more …

A new way to track fish
Danish researchers are using a new method for monitoring marine biodiversity and resources by using DNA traces in seawater. Read more …

Early killer whale menopause: An advantage?
Why does a female killer whale reach menopause so early in life? It's been a mystery, but scientists now think they know. Read more …

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