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  • One of Europe's last wild rivers is in danger of being tamed October 22, 2019
    Under a broad plane tree near Albania's border with Greece, Jorgji Ilia fills a battered flask from one of the Vjosa River's many springs.
  • The pirarucu: the giant prized fish of the Amazon October 22, 2019
    Its white flesh is tender and tasty, it can measure up to three meters long and weigh more than 200 kilograms: meet the pirarucu, one of the world's largest freshwater fish, and native to the Amazon.
  • NASA wants international partners to go to Moon too October 22, 2019
    As it looks to return to the Moon, NASA is open to the idea of international participation, which could mean a non-American setting foot on Earth's natural satellite for the first time in history, global space chiefs said Monday.
  • All-female spacewalk duo set sights on Moon October 22, 2019
    What's even better than venturing out into the vacuum of space? Landing on the Moon, according to US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, the first all-female duo to conduct a spacewalk.
  • Humpback whale population on the rise after near miss with extinction October 22, 2019
    A population of humpback whales in the South Atlantic has rebounded from the brink of extinction.
  • Pushing quantum photonics October 22, 2019
    Quantum computers use the fundamentals of quantum mechanics to potentially speed up the process of solving complex computations. Suppose you need to perform the task of searching for a specific number in a phone book. A classical computer will search each line of the phone book until it finds a match. A quantum computer could […]
  • Replacing coal with gas or renewables saves billions of gallons of water October 22, 2019
    The ongoing transition from coal to natural gas and renewables in the U.S. electricity sector is dramatically reducing the industry's water use, a new Duke University study finds.
  • Researchers reveal an elusive atomic-scale magnetic 'signal' in a Mott insulator October 22, 2019
    Probing the properties of a Mott insulator, a team of researchers from Boston College, MIT, and U.C. Santa Barbara has revealed an elusive atomic-scale magnetic signal in the unique material as it transitions from insulator to a metal, the team reported recently in the journal Nature Physics.
  • New deep-water coral discovered October 22, 2019
    Pax, Latin for 'peace' made its way into the scientific name of a new coral discovered off Pacific Panama and described in the journal Bulletin of Marine Science. According to researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), the Centro de Investigacion en Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia at the University of Costa Rica (CIMAR) […]
  • New flame retardants, old problems October 22, 2019
    New flame retardants escaping from our TVs, other electrical and electronic products, and children's car seats are just as toxic as the flame retardants they're intended to replace, according to a peer-reviewed study published today in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. The authors found that the replacement chemicals, called organophosphate flame retardants, have been associated […]