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Genomes of modern dogs and wolves provide new insights on domestication

Genomes of modern dogs and wolves provide new insights on domestication | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Dogs and wolves evolved from a common ancestor between 9,000 and 34,000 years ago, before humans transitioned to agricultural societies, according to an analysis of modern dog and wolf genomes from areas of the world thought to be centers of dog...
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Chimps can use gestures to communicate in hunt for food

Chimps can use gestures to communicate in hunt for food | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Chimpanzees are capable of using gestures to communicate as they pursue specific goals, such as finding a hidden piece of food, according to a new study.
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Solution to cloud riddle reveals hotter future: Global temperatures to rise at least 4 degrees C by 2100

Solution to cloud riddle reveals hotter future: Global temperatures to rise at least 4 degrees C by 2100 | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Global average temperatures will rise at least 4 degrees Celsius by 2100 and potentially more than 8 degrees C by 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced, according to new research that shows our climate is more sensitive to carbon dioxide...
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The origin of flowers: DNA of storied plant provides insight into the evolution of flowering plants

The origin of flowers: DNA of storied plant provides insight into the evolution of flowering plants | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Biologists have sequenced the genome of the Amborella plant. The genome sequence sheds new light on a major event in the history of life on Earth: the origin of flowering plants, including all major food crop species.
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Nature and Landscapes – Photo Tips – National Geographic

Nature and Landscapes – Photo Tips – National Geographic | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Get tips for photographing nature and landscapes in this how-to gallery from National Geographic.
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Rapid evolution of novel forms: Environmental change triggers inborn capacity for adaptation

Rapid evolution of novel forms: Environmental change triggers inborn capacity for adaptation | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
In the classical view of evolution, species experience spontaneous genetic mutations that produce various novel traits—some helpful, some detrimental. Nature then selects for those most beneficial, passing them along to subsequent generations.
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More extreme weather events likely: Climate projections of unparalleled accuracy for the whole of Europe

More extreme weather events likely: Climate projections of unparalleled accuracy for the whole of Europe | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Scientists have analyzed climate projections for the whole of Europe at an unprecedented resolution of 12 km, by downscaling the global simulations carried out for the 5th IPCC report.
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Nature and Landscapes – Photo Tips – National Geographic

Nature and Landscapes – Photo Tips – National Geographic | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Get tips for photographing nature and landscapes in this how-to gallery from National Geographic.
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Pollution yields longer-lasting storm clouds

Pollution yields longer-lasting storm clouds | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A new study reveals how pollution causes thunderstorms to leave behind larger, deeper, longer lasting clouds.
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Skeletal remains of 24,000-year-old boy raise new questions about first Americans

Skeletal remains of 24,000-year-old boy raise new questions about first Americans | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Results from a DNA study of a young boy’s skeletal remains believed to be 24,000 years old could turn the archaeological world upside down – it’s been proven that nearly 30 percent of modern Native American’s ancestry came from this youngster’s...
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Colossal new predatory dino terrorized early tyrannosaurs

Colossal new predatory dino terrorized early tyrannosaurs | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
A new species of carnivorous dinosaur – one of the three largest ever discovered in North America – lived alongside and competed with small-bodied tyrannosaurs 98 million years ago.
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World's most irreplaceable protected areas identified

World's most irreplaceable protected areas identified | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
A new scientific study has identified the protected areas most critical to preventing extinctions of the world's mammals, birds and amphibians.
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Global precipitation linked to global warming

Global precipitation linked to global warming | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
A new study shows that observed changes in global (ocean and land) precipitation are directly affected by human activities and cannot be explained by natural variability alone.
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Novel technology reveals aerodynamics of migrating birds flying in a V-formation

Novel technology reveals aerodynamics of migrating birds flying in a V-formation | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Researchers using custom-built GPS and accelerometer loggers attached to free-flying birds on migration, have gained ground-breaking insights into the mysteries of bird flight formation.
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Amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants

Amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
A 100-million-year old piece of amber has been discovered which reveals the oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant -- a cluster of 18 tiny flowers from the Cretaceous Period -- with one of them in the process of making some new...
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Repurposed Private Parts: 5 Unexpected Ways Animals Use Their Genitals

Repurposed Private Parts: 5 Unexpected Ways Animals Use Their Genitals | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
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Poland Hosts Climate Talks, While Boosting Coal Industry

Poland Hosts Climate Talks, While Boosting Coal Industry | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Poland is playing simultaneous host to international climate talks and a coal industry summit. The move underscores the fossil fuel challenge for climate negotiators.
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What the past tells us about modern sea-level rise

What the past tells us about modern sea-level rise | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Researchers report that sea-level rise since the industrial revolution has been fast by natural standards and -- at current rates -- may reach 80 centimeters above the modern level by 2100 and 2.5 meters by 2200.
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Landsat 8 helps unveil the coldest place on Earth

Landsat 8 helps unveil the coldest place on Earth | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Scientists recently recorded the lowest temperatures on Earth at a desolate and remote ice plateau in East Antarctica, trumping a record set in 1983 and uncovering a new puzzle about the ice-covered continent.
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In the Arctic, High Stakes Mean Great Opportunities

In the Arctic, High Stakes Mean Great Opportunities | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
It’s in the wild places that we do our best thinking.
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Even if emissions stop, carbon dioxide could warm Earth for centuries

Even if emissions stop, carbon dioxide could warm Earth for centuries | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Research suggests that even if carbon-dioxide emissions came to a sudden halt, the carbon dioxide already in Earth's atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years.
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Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way: How It Works and How Climate Change is Altering It

Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way: How It Works and How Climate Change is Altering It | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Annual migration happening in the "polar bear capital of the world."
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Oldest large body of ancient seawater identified under Chesapeake Bay

Oldest large body of ancient seawater identified under Chesapeake Bay | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
USGS scientists have determined that high-salinity groundwater found more than 1,000 meters (0.6 mi.) deep under the Chesapeake Bay is actually remnant water from the Early Cretaceous North Atlantic Sea and is probably 100-145 million years old.
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Expert assessment: Ocean acidification may increase 170 percent this century

Expert assessment: Ocean acidification may increase 170 percent this century | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
In a major new international report, experts conclude that the acidity of the world's ocean may increase by around 170 percent by the end of the century bringing significant economic losses.
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First detailed map of global forest change

First detailed map of global forest change | Nature enviroment and life. | Scoop.it
Scientist have created the first high-resolution global map of forest extent, loss and gain, a resource that greatly improves our ability to understand human and naturally-induced forest changes and the local to global implications of these changes...
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