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‘Deforestation-free’ palm oil not as simple as it sounds

Genuinely 'deforestation-free' palm oil products are problematic to guarantee, according to a new study.

Lice and bacteria, partners in parasitism

Scientists have sought to better understand the evolutionary history of bacteria residing within lice. In this study, they see that bacterial evolution is driven by associations with lice, and louse evolution is tied to their mammalian hosts.

Biologist looks at butterflies to help solve human infertility

A biologist helps decode the structural complexities of male butterfly ejaculate and co-evolving female reproductive tract. Findings from these biochemical relationships may help unlock certain mysteries of human infertility.

Salt’s secret success in ancient Chaco Canyon

Researchers had to go deep to uncover brand new knowledge that they say will "shake up" the archaeological field in the southwestern United States. Various salt compounds found deep in the soil of New Mexico's desert may be the key to understanding how crops were cultivated in ancient Chaco Canyon -- despite the backdrop of what seems an otherwise arid and desolate landscape, according to a study.

Energy Star Collaboration Aims to Increase Sales of Energy-Efficient Products

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced an innovative pilot program with Energy Star partners to encourage the sale of more efficient products for the home. Source: https://www.epa.gov/

How obesity dulls the sense of taste

Previous studies have indicated that weight gain can reduce one's sensitivity to the taste of food. Now a new study shows that inflammation, driven by obesity, actually reduces the number of taste buds on the tongues of mice.

Unlocking the secrets of Ebola

Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease. The results come from one of the most in-depth studies ever of blood samples from patients with Ebola. Researchers found 11 biomarkers that distinguish fatal infections from non-fatal ones and two that, when screened for early upon symptom onset, accurately predict which patients are likely to die.

Windsurfing swans: An overlooked phenomenon

It is well-known that birds can fly, swim and walk, but now there is scientific evidence that birds also can windsurf. Researchers report that the Mute swan occasionally uses the wings as sails when moving quickly on water surfaces.

Rockfish siblings shed new light on how offspring diffuse and disperse

A splitnose rockfish's thousands of tiny offspring can stick together in sibling groups from the time they are released into the open ocean until they move to shallower water, research shows.

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Japan suspends missile strike drills after Trump-Kim summit

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Mass murderer’s appeal to human rights court rejected

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