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Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve
SCIENCE DAILY Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa's largest sanctuaries have declined between 78% and 81% because of poaching, a new study finds. More than 25,000 elephants in... 6 hours
Oil exporter Saudi starts hunt for solar, wind firms
PHYS.ORG The world's biggest oil exporter on Monday took the first step towards a goal of generating 9.5 GW of energy through solar and other renewable means. 13 hours
Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve
PHYS.ORG Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa's largest and most important preserves have declined between 78 percent and 81 percent because of poaching, a new Duke University-led... 14 hours
No place is safe for Africa’s hunted forest elephants
Science Magazine Gabon’s remote national park sees huge drop in numbers from poaching 14 hours
Ultrafast laser pulses meet magnetic materials in new research
PHYS.ORG Researchers have studied ultrafast non-equilibrium magnetization in correlated spin systems in recent years. At both fundamental and application levels, ultrafast laser pulse excitation and dynamics measurement provide an effective path... 17 hours
NASA saves energy and water with new modular supercomputing facility
PHYS.ORG Though there's been some recent relief in California's long-standing drought, water conservation techniques continue to be a hot topic for facilities that require significant amounts of water for... 19 hours
Astronomers Use ALMA to Hunt for Universe’s Oldest Light
SCI-NEWS.COM This image shows the first measurements of the so-called Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect (SZE) from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array.... 19 hours
Weaning off oil, Scottish islands eye renewable future
PHYS.ORG Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with. 2 days
Decline of grass threatens world's most endangered antelope
SCIENCE DAILY Overgrazing, loss of elephants from poaching and lack of fires have taken away food supplies for hirola -- a large antelope that specializes on grass. 3 days
Research provides more evidence that mRNA vaccines can protect mice against Zika virus
NEWS MEDICAL Vaccine developers have successfully protected mice against Zika by injecting synthetic messenger RNA that encodes for virus proteins into the animals. 3 days
Study examines life history of imperiled rattlesnake
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers examine the life history of the Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake, revealing important local climate impacts on the snake that should be carefully weighed when developing conservation strategies. The Eastern Massasauga is a small North... 3 days
New guidance on hand-rearing decisions for endangered penguin chicks
PHYS.ORG The first model of its kind which provides guidance on the survival likelihood of abandoned penguin chicks admitted to rehabilitation has been developed by researchers from the Universities of Bristol,... 4 days
Opinion: India's militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works
PHYS.ORG In Kaziranga, a national park in north-eastern India, rangers shoot people to protect rhinos. The park's aggressive policing is, of course, controversial,... 5 days
Flocking ferromagnetic colloids
Science Magazine Assemblages of microscopic colloidal particles exhibit fascinating collective motion when energized by electric or magnetic fields. The behaviors range from coherent vortical motion to phase separation and dynamic self-assembly. Although colloidal systems are relatively simple, understanding their collective response, especially... 5 days
Laissez-faire is not good enough for reforestation
SCIENCE DAILY If degraded and logged areas of tropical forests are left to nature, the populations of certain endangered tree species are not able to recover. This applies in particular to trees with large fruit where... 5 days
Flowing Fire? How Yosemite Waterfall Appears to Burn
LIVE SCIENCE It may look like a ribbon of cascading lava, but the so-called "firefall" in Yosemite National Park is actually a regular waterfall illuminated by the bright light of the setting sun. 5 days
Laissez-faire is not good enough for reforestation
PHYS.ORG If degraded and logged areas of tropical forests are left to nature, the populations of certain endangered tree species are not able to recover. This applies in particular to trees with large fruit where... 6 days
'Firefall' phenomenon wows visitors to Yosemite's El Capitan
PHYS.ORG Mother Nature is again putting on a show at California's Yosemite National Park, where every February the setting sun draws a narrow sliver of light on a waterfall to make it glow... 6 days
Chemists seek 'game-changer' in electrochemical water catalysis
PHYS.ORG The world's current reliance on fossil fuel energy, which is finite and a major source of pollution, begs for new, greener energy solutions. Electrochemical water catalysis or "water splitting," the chemical reaction by which... 6 days
Study investigates impact of strip tillage on a high-value crop
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A study done by researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde may help producers in the Texas Winter Garden region and other areas... 7 days
Study investigates impact of strip tillage on a high-value crop
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