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‘Tree Story’ explores what tree rings can tell us about the past

Once you look at trees through the eyes of a dendrochronologist, you...

Climate change made a southwestern U.S. drought one of the worst in 1,200 years

The drought in southwestern North America that lasted from 2000 to 2018...

Economic costs of rising seas will be steeper than we thought, unless we prepare

Rising seas that swamp cities and coastal infrastructure could cost the world...

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How Hurricane Maria’s heavy rains devastated Puerto Rico’s forests

Wind may be the usual suspect for knocking down trees during hurricanes, but a new survey of forest damage in Puerto Rico...

The physics of solar flares could help scientists predict imminent outbursts

Space weather forecasting is a guessing game. Predictions of outbursts from the sun are typically based on the amount of activity observed...

Why mammals like elephants and armadillos might get drunk easily

An elephant, a narwhal and a guinea pig walk into a bar. From there, things could get ugly. All...

New Guinea’s mysterious singing dogs found again in the wild

The haunting, plaintive wail of New Guinean singing dogs once resounded throughout the island’s lush mountains and valleys. Today, with the wild...

COVID-19’s death rate in the U.S. could spike as new cases soar

Christopher Petrilli, an internal medicine doctor in New York City, cared for hospitalized COVID-19 patients when the city was at the epicenter...

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Another COVID-19 vaccine success? Candidate may prevent further coronavirus transmission, too

A third COVID-19 vaccine candidate has convincing evidence that it works, and it may be easier to distribute and cheaper than the...

A simple exercise on belonging helps black college students years later

A simple, one-hour exercise that helps black students feel like they belong in college can pay off. Even a decade later, students...

Fossil fuel use may emit 40 percent more methane than we thought

Using fossil fuels releases much more of the potent greenhouse gas methane than previously thought — possibly 25 to 40 percent more,...

A ‘crazy beast’ from the time of dinosaurs belongs to an obscure mammal group

A bizarre fossil provides a better look at a little-known group called gondwanatherians The ancient mammal Adalatherium hui is...

Brewing beer may be an older craft than we realized in some places

Grain cell changes from malting help identify which ancient populations crafted local brews Microscopic signatures of malting could help...