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Canadian tundra formerly covered in rich forest: Ancient plant fossil record shows

Canada's northernmost islands, Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg islands in Nunavut, were home to a vibrant, temperate forest 56 million years ago, according to fossil...

Climate cycles and insect pests drive migration timing of reindeer’s North American cousin

Biologists have discovered two unexpected drivers for migration timing that dispute long-held assumptions and provide insight into potential future effects of climate change on...

When flowers reached Australia

University of Melbourne research has established when and where flowering plants first took a foothold.

First identified comet to visit our solar system from another star

Comet 2I/Borisov is a mysterious visitor from the depths of space -- the first identified comet to arrive here from another star. Hubble images...

Tiny quantum sensors watch materials transform under pressure

Scientists have converted diamonds' atomic flaws into atomic sensors that could lead to a new generation of smart materials.

Deadly ‘superbugs’ destroyed by molecular drills

Motorized molecules activated by light target and drill through highly antibiotic resistant bacteria and kill them within minutes. The molecules can open bacteria to...

Ocean microbes: Novel study underscores microbial individuality

A single drop of seawater can contain a wide representation of ocean microbes from around the world -- revealing novel insights into the ecology,...

Tiny insects become ‘visible’ to bats when they swarm

Small insects that would normally be undetectable to bats using echolocation suddenly become detectable when they occur in large swarms.

Insight into the neglected tropical disease sleeping sickness

Researchers have shed light on how the parasite which causes sleeping sickness multiples inside its host. Human African Trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness, only occurs...

New drug targets to treat Nipah virus

Nipah virus, which is transmitted to humans from bats and pigs, has a high mortality rate and there are no licensed drugs against it....

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