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  • Where the Wild Things Aren't: Cats Avoid Places Coyotes Roam

    Wed 8:33am
    Domestic cats might be determined hunters, but they stick mostly to residential areas instead of venturing into parks and protected areas where coyotes roam. That’s the key finding from a North Carolina State University analysis of more than 2,100 sites –…
  • The super sense you didn't know you had

    Wed 6:41am
    An experiment originally designed to test the visual abilities of octopuses and cuttlefish has given University of Bristol researchers an unprecedented insight into the human ability to perceive polarized light – the super sense that most of us don’t even…
  • Today's Extra Second Explained

    Tue 2:09pm
    The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or "leap" second, will be added. "Earth's rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that," said Daniel MacMillan of…
  • Can pollution be good for trees?

    Tue 8:46am
    Trees that can tolerate soil pollution are also better at defending themselves against pests and pathogens. "It looks like the very act of tolerating chemical pollution may give trees an advantage from biological invasion", says Dr Frederic E. Pitre of the…
  • Study examines the role of naturally occurring halogens in atmospheric deposition

    Tue 7:11am
    It’s been difficult to explain patterns of toxic mercury in some parts of the world, such as why there’s so much of the toxin deposited into ecosystems from the air in the southeastern United States, even upwind of usual sources.A new analysis led by…
  • How Rainwater Could Save Rupees

    Mon 12:24pm
    Rainwater could save people in India a bucket of money, according to a new study by scientists looking at NASA satellite data. The study, partially funded by NASA’s Precipitation Measurement Missions, found that collecting rainwater for vegetable irrigation…
  • What California can learn for Israel on solving serious water shortages

    Mon 7:13am
    California is still counting up the damage from the 2014 drought, which resulted in more than $200 million in losses in the dairy and livestock industry and a staggering $810 million in crop production. And analysts are predicting this year to be even…
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