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Bushfire-ravaged soil takes up to 80 years to recover, research finds

Posted 22 January 2019 18:00:45 Photo: Australian scientists have studied the soil coming from the forests of Victoria's Ash Mountain that supply water to Melbourne. (Chris Taylor) Related story: Life will go on for bushland devastated by the bombing Related story: The rain forest could employ hundreds of years & # 39; to recover from the Queensland disaster Australian scientists …

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Genetic study reveals possible new routes to treating osteoarthritis

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In the largest genetic study on osteoarthritis to date, scientists have discovered 52 new genetic changes related to the disease, which double the number of genetic regions associated with the disabling condition. Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, GSK and their collaborators analyzed the genomes of over 77,000 people with osteoarthritis. Their findings, published today on …

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Ancient Shark With Spaceship-Shaped Teeth Named After Vintage Video Game

A freshwater shark just described from the Cretaceous period had teeth that resembled the iconic Galaga space videogames. Surprisingly, the remains of this shark were found in the same pile of debris that contained Sue the T. rex – the largest and most complete fossil ever found of the species Presentation of Galagadon nordquistae a newly discovered freshwater shark swimming …

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100-Million-Year-Old Hagfish Complete with Slime Kit Discovered

Recently scientists have discovered a rare and important fossil that includes traces of preserved slime dating back 100 million years ago. Catfish without eyes and without jaw – even today – are bizarre, eel-like and carrion-like fish that lick the flesh of dead animals using their spiky structures like tongues. But their best-known feature is the sticky slime that they …

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Southwest part of the island could be major contributor to sea level rise — ScienceDaily

Greenland is melting faster than previously thought – and will probably lead to sea-level rise – thanks to the continual accelerated warming of the Earth's atmosphere, a new study found Concerned scientists For Sea Level The ascent has long focused on the southeastern and northwestern regions of Greenland, where large glaciers cross iceberg-sized ice blocks in the Atlantic Ocean. Those …

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The sad truth of what lies at the bottom of Belize’s Blue Hole

Richard Branson expected his recent trip to the biggest sinkhole in the world to discover "Mayan mysteries and myths of monsters and wonders". Instead, the founding billionaire of Virgin discovered plastic bottles and signs of climate change. Fabien Cousteau, environmentalist of Branson and the ocean, completed the first submersible dive at the bottom of Belize's Blue Hole, a chasm big …

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Greenland ice is melting four times faster than in 2003, study finds 

Greenland's ice is melting four times faster than 15 years ago and big American coastal cities like New York could be submerged, warns a new study. Ice is melting faster than scientists previously thought Researchers concerned about rising global sea level have focused on the regions of south-east and north-west Greenland, where large glaciers cross blocks of iceberg-sized ice in …

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