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May 12, 2017
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How temperature guides where species live and where they’ll go

For decades, among the most enduring questions for ecologists have been: “Why do species live where they do? And what are the factors that keep them there?” A Princeton University-based study featured on the February cover of the journal Ecology … Continue reading

August 26, 2014
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Martian salts must touch ice to make liquid water, study shows

ANN ARBOR — In chambers that mimic Mars’ conditions, University of Michigan researchers have shown how small amounts of liquid water could form on the planet despite its below-freezing temperatures. Liquid water is an essential ingredient for life as we … Continue reading

July 22, 2014
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Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

AUSTIN, Texas — If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you’re not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active … Continue reading

March 28, 2014
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Rural researchers to take the temperature of public opinion on UK environmental change

Social scientists at the University of Exeter are working with environmental policy makers to explore public views on the future management of UK ecosystems. The Centre for Rural Policy Research (CRPR) are leading a £325,000 project, funded by Sciencewise, the … Continue reading

March 23, 2014
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NASA Orbiter Finds New Gully Channel on Mars

A comparison of images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in November 2010 and May 2013 reveal the formation of a new gully channel on a crater-wall slope in the southern … Continue reading

March 15, 2014
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First thin films of spin ice reveal cold secrets

Thin films of spin ice have been shown to demonstrate surprising properties which could help in the development of applications of magnetricity, the magnetic equivalent of electricity. Published in Nature Communications, a team of researchers based at the London Centre for … Continue reading

March 6, 2014
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Temperature and ecology: In Chile, rival barnacles keep competition cool

A lot of research shows that temperature can strongly influence species interactions and sometimes shape the appearance and functioning of biological communities. That’s why a newly published finding that changes in temperature did not alter the competitive balance of power … Continue reading