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The Galápagos Conservancy and the Galápagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) declared Galápagos pink iguanas as ‘critically endangered’ in the island, according to their recent survey. Preliminary results from the first-ever comprehensive census showed that there over a hundred fewer of the rosy-hued lizards on the northern slopes of Wolf volcano on Isabela Island, the largest
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It starts with a familiar tale. Two massive stars are born from a cloud of gas and dust. One eventually runs out of fuel, forming either a neutron star or a black hole. But then, in a fratricidal twist, this compact object spirals closer and closer to the other star, sweeps through its sibling’s atmosphere
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NEWS 03 September 2021 Freak US winters linked to Arctic warming Models suggest that distortions in polar-vortex winds can send chilly air hurtling southwards. But some climate scientists remain unconvinced. Quirin Schiermeier Quirin Schiermeier View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share
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Download PDF It’s grossly irresponsible. Or worse. But I don’t know that yet. Imagine a zebra, they say. What information is in its bar-coded stripes? You can’t tell, I say; zebras don’t fit on the supermarket scanner. They call me a smart ass. A zebra’s stripes are meaningless, I tell them. There are no data
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Parrots are smart and social, and their parents care for them for a long time — all characteristics shared with tool-using primates. Goffin’s cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana), medium-sized parrots native to Indonesia, are known to create and use tools in captivity, but Mark O’Hara and Berenika Mioduszewska at the University of Vienna and their colleagues wanted
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CAREER NEWS 02 September 2021 Diversity in science workforce an ‘economic imperative’ UK parliamentary group calls for greater representation of women and minority ethnic groups. Chris Woolston 0 Chris Woolston Chris Woolston is a freelance writer in Billings, Montana. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on
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Health care centers and hospitals scramble for more ventilators and oxygen supplies as COVID-19 surges in the South. Tulsa, Oklahoma hospitals had significant oxygen shortages, leaving them no choice but to call 911 for assistance. Dr. Jeffrey Goodloe, the chief medical officer for the EMS system that serves Tulsa and Oklahoma City, said that the desperate
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The battered skulls of men, women and children interred in a prehistoric mass grave in what is now Croatia are evidence of an early incident of indiscriminate killing in Europe. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90
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CAREER COLUMN 01 September 2021 Support letters: mostly ghost-written, always glowing. What’s the point? I’ve written many recommendations for myself, but a simpler process would be better for science, writes Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez. Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez 0 Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez is a research fellow at the University of
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CORRESPONDENCE 31 August 2021 Australian bush fires and fuel loads Mark Adams 0 & Mathias Neumann 1 Mark Adams Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Mathias Neumann University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. View author publications You can
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CORRESPONDENCE 31 August 2021 Early-career researchers: choose change, not complicity Lucrecia K. Aguilar 0 Lucrecia K. Aguilar Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. 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 E-Mail Share via E-Mail Download
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CORRESPONDENCE 31 August 2021 In memory of a game-changing haematologist Daniel Lucas 0 , Christoph Scheiermann 1 & Andrés Hidalgo 2 Daniel Lucas Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Christoph Scheiermann University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. View author publications
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BOOK REVIEW 30 August 2021 Witness in US climate-change law suit tells all Was the government a primary cause of the US addiction to fossil fuel? An expert who testified gives evidence. Catherine Higham 0 Catherine Higham Catherine Higham is the coordinator of the Climate Change Laws of the World Project at the Grantham Research
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Download PDF I am standing in front of Virgo — a gravitational-wave observatory near Pisa, Italy, where I work as a computer scientist and astrophysicist — facing one of its 3-kilometre-long arms, in which a laser bounces between two mirrors in an internal pipe. The arms sense tiny changes in space-time (a model that fuses
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One of the missing links in the reptile tree of life was recently found by scientists. The lizard-like creature’s small skull is “profusely ornamented” with characteristics that gave rise to all surviving lizards, snakes, and the lone survivor of another reptile group found exclusively in New Zealand. According to the international team behind the discovery,
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NEWS 27 August 2021 US COVID origins report: researchers pleased with scientific approach Intelligence investigation is inconclusive on virus’s origins, but finds SARS-CoV-2 wasn’t weaponized and unlikely to have been engineered. Amy Maxmen Amy Maxmen View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter
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Download PDF I wobble my loose tooth, spit blood in the sink, and wipe away my wrecked lipstick. In the bedroom, behind the locked bathroom door, Jimbo’s still bellowing. I hear him slam the vodka bottle down, his revolver’s clickety-click spin — then a muffled bang. I freeze. In the bathroom mirror, one version of
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NEWS EXPLAINER 27 August 2021 US achieves laser-fusion record: what it means for nuclear-weapons research Scientists are hopeful that the National Ignition Facility’s recent success will advance understanding of thermonuclear reactions. Jeff Tollefson Jeff Tollefson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter
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OBITUARY 26 August 2021 Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929–2021) Co-discoverer of first comet known to collide with a planet in modern times. David H. Levy 0 David H. Levy David H. Levy is the lead observer at the Jarnac Observatory in Vail, Arizona, and co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9. View author publications You can also search
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Extraordinary downpours such as those responsible for deadly flooding in Western Europe last month are becoming more frequent, and more intense, as a result of climate change. That’s the finding of a rapid attribution study by researchers involved in the World Weather Attribution initiative, which assesses whether global warming is a factor in extreme weather
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