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Drought and fire in the Amazon lead to sharp increases in forest tree mortality

Ongoing deforestation and fragmentation of forests in the Amazon help create tinderbox conditions for wildfires, contributing to rapid...

Global perspectives on a comet

Seven photographers from around the globe received awards for their stunning images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) at the Northeast Astronomy...

The National Science Foundation names Feng Zhang its Alan T. Waterman Awardee for 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) named Feng Zhang the 2014 recipient of its Alan T. Waterman Award . This award is NSF's highest...

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including...

Engineers are 'schooling' themselves on fish maneuvers

Their research is revealing more about what it takes to truly swim like a fish Full story at...

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