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Hook find reveals women did the hard work

12,000 years ago, fishing gear was part of funeral practice in Indonesia. Andrew Masterson reports.

2 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Traces of historical reindeer grazing can still be observed after 100 years

With the holiday season around the corner, most people may first think of reindeer as Santa Claus' trusted helpers. But it turns out that reindeer are not only good at pulling Santa's sleigh; ...

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Marine scientists lead comprehensive review of giant clams species worldwide

An international team of marine researchers led by Dr Neo Mei Lin and Associate Professor Peter Todd from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently published a comprehensive study ...

8 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Paris Climate Conference V2: “only real commitments of real money for tangible projects will be discussed”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall French Climate Ambassador Laurence Tubiana has insisted that hollow promises will have no place at this year’s anniversary Paris climate “gimme the money” ...

4 hours ago from Watts Up With That?

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Potatoes for peace: how the humble tuber stopped conflict in Europe

The humble potato—drought-resistant, able to thrive in diverse soils, and enjoyed fried, steamed or baked—brought centuries of relative calm and prosperity to Europe after its introduction in ...

Sun 10 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Marine amphipods increase micro-plastic pollution

Tiny shrimps destroy plastic bags, but not in a good way, research finds. Meanwhile, another micro-plastics paper is yanked over ethics concerns. Andrew Masterson reports.

2 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Report offers framework to guide decisions about Spirit Lake and Toutle River at Mount St. Helens

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a framework to guide federal, tribal, state and local agencies, community groups, and other interested ...

Sat 9 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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How hospitals can go green

(HealthDay)—Hospital operating rooms produce thousands of tons of greenhouse gases each year, but changing the type of anesthesia used in surgery can help lower those emissions, researchers ...

Fri 8 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Fire in southern California threatening another city

A fierce wildfire raged on north of Los Angeles Sunday, threatening other towns after already charring vast swaths of land, but other blazes were largely contained after burning for days.

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Controlled burns limited severity of Rim Fire, researchers find

Controlled burning of forestland helped limit the severity of one of California's largest wildfires, according to Penn State geographers.

Fri 8 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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