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August 23, 2016
Sick animals limit disease transmission by isolating themselves from their peers
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 23, 2016
When animals get sick, they may change their behaviour, becoming less active, for example. The study's lead author, Patricia Lopes from the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich, says that previous research in wild animals has generally ignored how this change in behaviour may affect social contacts in a group and how, in turn, these changes can impact the transmission of a disease. b>Sick mice are not avoided, but remove themselves from the grou ... read more

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Better understanding seismic hazards
The April 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000. With a magnitude of 7.8, it was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal- ... more

Beetles pollinated orchids millions of year ago, fossil evidence shows
When most people hear the word "pollinator," they think of bees and butterflies. However, certain beetles are known to pollinate plants as well, and new fossil evidence indicates that they were doin ... more

In the ocean, clever camouflage beats super sight
In a matchup of animal superpowers, a clever form of camouflage might beat super sight - at least in the ocean. There's nowhere to hide in the open ocean, far from the shore or the seafloor. But som ... more
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Logged rainforests can be an 'ark' for mammals, extensive study shows
Research reveals that large areas of 'degraded' forest in Southeast Asia can play an important role in conserving mammal diversity. Mammals can be one of the hardest-hit groups by habitat loss, and ... more


Study measures methane release from Arctic permafrost
A University of Alaska Fairbanks-led research project has provided the first modern evidence of a landscape-level permafrost carbon feedback, in which thawing permafrost releases ancient carbon as c ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Some signs of induced seismicity spotted in Salton Trough's geothermal production fields
In some parts of Southern California's Brawley Seismic Zone, geothermal energy production may be increasing the background seismicity rate, but changes in earthquake rates elsewhere in the area seem ... more

Bacteria could aid search for creatures on other planets
Could there be a way to find bacterial structures on another planet? And if so, how important might these bacteria be in making a planet life-friendly? These are some of the questions that could be ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Pro-nuclear countries making slower progress on climate targets

New flexible material can make any window 'smart'

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New gas extraction methods increase price responsiveness

Bubble-wrapped sponge creates steam using sunlight

Fungi recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

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Antarctica's past shows region's vulnerability to climate change
Fresh understanding of West Antarctica has revealed how the region's ice sheet could become unstable in a warming world. Scientists studying the region's landscape have determined how it reacted to ... more

Chimpanzees choose cooperation over competition
When given a choice between cooperating or competing, chimpanzees choose to cooperate five times more frequently Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers have found. This, the resea ... more

Fighting barnacle buildup with biology
The coating of barnacles and other growth along the bottoms of boats is more than just an eyesore. Biofouling, as it is known, slows down ships and impedes the readiness of emergency response and mi ... more
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Hundreds of flights grounded as typhoon strikes near Tokyo
A powerful typhoon struck near Tokyo on Monday, the first in 11 years to come ashore in the densely populated region, temporarily shutting down a major city airport and grounding more than 500 flights nationwide. ... more

Down in the dumps: China lawmaker given 5 years for sinkhole
A Chinese lawmaker was sentenced to five years in jail Friday for trying to dig a basement under his Beijing home so deep it created a giant sinkhole that swallowed four of his neighbours' houses. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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How to dock CubeSats

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Taiwan starts annual live-fire drills after gaffes

S. Korea-US military drill shadowed by N. Korea threats


Landmark Hearst Castle closed as California wildfires bear down
Firefighters in California said they are making progress slowing the advance of several devastating wildfires, but authorities ordered the temporary closure of a historic villa in the path of one dangerous inferno. ... more

Protest over election ban on Hong Kong pro-independence activists
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Germany to chart first civil defence plan since Cold War: report
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DR Congo's second city poisoned by years of mining
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Logged forests are havens for endangered species in Southeast Asia
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Thin tropical clouds cool the climate
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Recent connection between North and South America reaffirmed
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