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Category: Animals, Environment, Science, South America

An illustration of species of frogs belonging to the Calyptocephalellidae family and toads of the Kuruleufenia genus, which both lived more than 70 million years ago and managed to survive the impact of the Chicxulub asteroid.  (University of Chile/Zenger)

Frogs And Toads From Over 70 Million Years Ago Are Almost Identical To Species Today

Reasons species survived the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs remain unclear. The post Frogs And Toads From Over 70...

Scientists have discovered novel viruses in Galápagos giant tortoises similar to this one seen in a press release photo. (Juan Manuel García, Charles Darwin Foundation/Zenger)

Four New Viruses Discovered In Galapagos Tortoises After COVID-Style Tests

Viruses found only on islands inhabited by people after tests on 454 animals. The post Four New Viruses Discovered In Galapagos Tortoises...

Not all bright ideas will make it, however good they are. (Burak Kebapci/Pexels)

Where Are They Now? Startups That Succeeded Or Failed Over The Last 20 Years

Up to 90 percent of startups fail, so it’s not surprising that some promising companies are no longer in existence. The post Where Are...

In this image showing the intensity of oxygen-deficient zones, copper colors represent the lowest oxygen concentrations in the eastern Pacific Ocean, while deep teal indicates regions without low oxygen. (Jarek Kwiecinsky, Andrew Babbin, MIT)

Scientists Produce 3D Maps Of Oxygen-Deprived ‘Dead Zones’ In Pacific Ocean

Using 40 years of data, MIT researchers have mapped two of the largest oxygen-deficient zones in the world. The post Scientists Produce...

The humble seaweed can become a significant carbon-neutral energy solution, according to a recent study. (Joe Whalen, Tampa Bay Estuary Program/Unsplash)

Scientists Develop Method To Harvest Electricity From Seaweed

An idea inspired by a swim leads to the production of electrical currents on a par with those obtained from standard solar cells. The...

Weddell seals were fitted with sensors that transmitted data on the depth, conductivity and temperature of the water in the Antarctic Ocean. (Nobuo Kokubun)

Antarctic Seals Help Oceanographers Reach Places Ships Can’t

Sensors attached to Weddell seals transmitted data on seawater and marine life. The post Antarctic Seals Help Oceanographers Reach Places...

The four highest climate-tech funding rounds were achieved by startups from different fields. (Akil Mazumder/Pexels)

Record New Investments In Israeli Climate Tech In 2021

More than $2 billion invested marks all-time high, exceeding last year's record of $1.4 billion. The post Record New Investments In...

Researchers have found that controlled burns of grasslands, as shown, and temperate forests can lock in more carbon in the soil. (Adam Pellegrini)

Controlled Burns May Lock In More Carbon Than Planting Trees

Prescribed, controlled burns of grasslands and forests encourage new growth and carbon storage. The post Controlled Burns May Lock In...

The male bittern nicknamed “Bushy” was released with a solar-powered transmitter to track its movements in Western Australia. (Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Stu Ford/Zenger)

VIDEO: Once Bittern Twice Fly: Conservationists Tag Rare Heron With GPS

Endangered bird's movements can now be tracked.  The post VIDEO: Once Bittern Twice Fly: Conservationists Tag Rare Heron With GPS...

You talking to me? A female Sperm whale. In 2021, scientists made advances in learning how to communicate with whales. (Amanda Cotton)

Plenty Of Reasons To Be Cheerful At The End Of 2021

Doom and gloom may seem the order of the day as 2021 comes to a close, but this year bought plenty of things to celebrate. The post...