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New Zealand Tawaki penguins migrating thousands of kilometers to feed

Fiordland penguins, scientifically known as Eudyptes pachyrhynchus, and commomly known as Tawaki, migrate up to 2,500 km from their breeding sites, reports a study published recently in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Thomas Mattern from the University of...

Amazonian rainfall increases in wet season: New research

Since it covers more than two million square miles in South America, the Amazonian rainforest plays a vital role in regulating level of carbon dioxide and thus affects global climate. In the Amazonian rainforest, strong transpiration along with the...

Climate change is increasing the prevalence of harmful parasite

Cattle or sheep grazing on pastures where the parasite is present can get infected with liver fluke, which grows in the liver of infected animals, which leads to the sheep or cattle getting the disease called fascioliasis. Current estimates...

Increased fishing activity ahead of ban in South Pacific area

Ahead of the full ban on fishing in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area in the South Pacific , fishing has increased 130 percent in the area, which has led to the setting back of projected efforts to let nature...

Arctic pollutants do decrease after market removal and regulation

Levels of many persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that have been regulated by the Stockholm Convention have started to decrease in the Arctic, according to an international team of researchers who have been monitoring the northern regions of the Earth. POPs...

Superbugs are jumping regularly between humans and animals

When we talk about the complex beings that are superbugs, the MRSA staphylococcus can be considered one of the pathogens, the likes of which are often categorized as superbugs. These ‘bugs’ are resistant to most antibiotics and can lead...

New study might help reduce primate electrocutions, form conservation strategies

A new research has outlined and analysed the incidences of primate electrocutions in Diani, Kenya so as to identify the hotspot areas that should be given priority to lower the risk of electric shock. This new study could also...

Fossil teeth provides clues on how Jurassic reptiles adapted to changing seas

A new research suggests that marine predators that had lived in deep waters during the Jurassic Period, adapted and thrived as sea levels rose, while on the other hand, species who were residents of shallows perished. A study on fossilised...

Pluto should be reclassified as a planet: New Research

The reason why Pluto is no longer a planet is not valid, argues a new research from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union, which is a global group of astronomy experts, established...

Bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered, light emitting implant could kill cancer cells

Scientists from Waseda University, the National Defense Medical College, and the Japan Science and Technology Agency have developed a new bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered light-emitting device which has the potential to improve the treatment of cancers in delicate organs. Conventional photodynamic therapy...

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