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False killer whale’s encounter with longline

A team of researchers and fishermen used video and audio recordings to observe false killer whales removing fish from a longline fishing hook, a behavior known as depredation.

Deadly sleeping sickness set to be eliminated in six years

A Gambian sleeping sickness could be eliminated in 6 years thanks to new research. A combination of active screening and tsetse fly traps, it turns out, will be the key to quick elimination. Without changing current strategy, however, researchers warn that elimination isn't predicted until the next century.

Researchers publish reference genome of gulf pipefish

Biologists have produced a detailed genome of the snakelike gulf pipefish, delivering a new research reference tool to help explore an ancient fish family that includes seahorses and sea dragons and has generated bodies with vastly different features over time through genetic changes.

Process cells use to destroy damaged organelles now identified

Researchers have uncovered the mechanism that cells use to find and destroy an organelle called mitochondria that, when damaged, may lead to genetic problems, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, inflammatory disease, and aging.

Mass insect migrations in UK skies

A decade of monitoring aerial insect migration reveals that trillions of individuals travel above us each year. Migration contributes greatly to seasonal exchanges of biomass and nutrients across the Earth's surface; however, even though insect migration surpasses all other aerial migratory phenomena in terms of sheer abundance, it remains largely unquantified.

Researchers estimate time since death using necrobiome

Currently, when a deceased human is discovered, the forensic techniques for estimating time elapsed since death are not very precise. However, in a new study, researchers have turned to analyzing the human microbiome, the bacteria and other microbes that live on and in our bodies, for clues about the postmortem interval of a cadaver.

Global climate target could net additional six million tons of fish annually

If countries abide by the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by six million metric tons per year, according to a new study.

No teeth? No problem: Dinosaur species had teeth as babies, lost them as they...

Researchers have discovered that a species of dinosaur, Limusaurus inextricabilis, lost its teeth in adolescence and did not grow another set as adults. The finding is a radical change in anatomy during a lifespan and may help to explain why birds have beaks but no teeth.

For critical marine low clouds, a research and observation plan

Marine low clouds hover in the lowest couple of kilometers above the world’s oceans. They produce little but drizzle, and could never match their deeper mid-continent cousin clouds for dramatic weather and severe storms. But marine low clouds are vastly important to the world’s climate and energy balance.

Bath tipper truck crash: Two guilty of manslaughter

Two men are found guilty after a tipper truck crashed in Bath killing four people, including a four-year-old girl. Source: BBC

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Leicester blast triggers police alert

Police declare a "major incident" after reports of an explosion in the Hinckley Road area of Leicester. Source: BBC

Freezing temperatures to hit UK amid weather warnings

Some areas will feel colder than parts of the Arctic Circle, with up to 20cm of snow forecast. Source: BBC

La decisión de China de permitir la reelección indefinida que confirma el inmenso poder...

El Partido Comunista de China propuso eliminar el límite de dos mandatos para el presidente, una medida que le permitirá al actual mandatario, Xi Jinping, mantenerse en el poder después de 2023. La medida va contra décadas de tradición. Pero no sorprende a nadie. Fuente: bbcmundo.com