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A school of fish swim in shallow water.

Vast Salmon Database Reveals Their Habits

A massive new analysis of high seas salmon surveys dating back to the 1950s is enhancing the understanding of salmon ecology, adding details about where various species congregate.
A wildfire burning in a forest.

CO2 Is Fuelling Worse Forest Fires

By fueling the growth of plants that become kindling, carbon dioxide is driving an increase in wildfire severity and frequency, reports a new study.
Crisps spilling out of packet.

Junk Food Causes Long-Term Memory Damage to Adolescent Rats

Researchers observed that adolescent rats fed on a junk food diet had lower levels of key neurotransmitters associated with memory than their snackless counterparts.
A fox crouches in a vegetable patch.

Gentrified Neighborhoods Have More Biodiversity

New research has identified that gentrified parts of a city have notably more urban wildlife than ungentrified parts of the same city.
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A Novel Machine Learning Model for Characterizing Material Surfaces

Machine learning (ML) enables the accurate and efficient computation of fundamental electronic properties of binary and ternary oxide surfaces. Their ML-based model could be extended to other compounds and properties.
A bird with a large beak holds a berry.

Without Fruit Eating Birds, Tropical Forests Won't Recover Naturally

Natural forest regeneration is hailed as a cost-​effective way to restore biodiversity and sequester carbon – and fruit-eating birds are key.
A bee on a flower.

Bumblebees Can Ingest Several Pesticides Without Harm

In their natural environment, wild bees are exposed to various pesticides that can have a potentially toxic effect. A study by the University of Würzburg has now shown that bumblebees are relatively resistant to these products.
Figure illustrating a visual impression of the magnetic “butterfly” hosting four entangled spins on “wings” (left) and its corresponding atomic-scale image obtained using scanning probe microscopy (right).

A Magnetic Nanographene Butterfly Poised To Advance Quantum Technologies

Researchers have developed a new design concept for creating next-generation carbon-based quantum materials, in the form of a tiny magnetic nanographene with a unique butterfly-shape hosting highly correlated spins.
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New Hydrogel Material Removes Microplastics From Water

Scientists have developed a new 3D hydrogel material that can adsorb – and degrade – large volumes of microplastic.

PFAS Identified in Pesticides Used on British Fruit and Veg

In a new investigation, Pesticide Action Network UK says it identified 10 different PFAS-containing pesticides used on UK fruit and vegetables.