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Panda poo, ants and slugs could be key to the green fuel of tomorrow

(Aarhus University) Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, have found bacterial colonies in panda poo that can readily break down lignocellulosic biomass into ethanol, lactate and hydrogen. Combining engineering and biology the researchers aim to exploit the microbial culture and create green, sustainable bioethanol in a new biomimicry research project, that will also take a closer look at slug intestines and leafcutter ants.

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This Week on Explore – March 20, 2020

Attention Educators! We have compiled a list of educational resources and lesson plans from animal experts and researchers to help connect your child and/or student to nature. In addition, explore.org is always available as an enriching educational experience through the…

Humans built these mystery circles from mammoth bones 20,000 years ago

Tens of thousands of years ago, if you happened to be trekking across Ukraine toward the West Russian Plains, you might have come across a jaw-dropping scene. Literally — lower jaws, entire skulls and other bones from woolly mammoths were…

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Attention Educators: Connect Students To Nature With Free Lesson Plans!

Raptor Resource Project: A wealth of knowledge on raptors, non-profit Raptor Resource Project has multiple lesson plans centered around the live peregrine falcon and bald eagle cams. In addition to their lesson plans, check in on the online classroom for scheduled Q&A sessions. Channel Islands National Park: The…

Ancient mantis-man petroglyph discovered in Iran

(Pensoft Publishers) A rare rock carving of an insect found in the Teymareh site of Central Iran has been jointly described by a team of entomologists and archaeologists in a paper now published in the open access Journal of Orthoptera Research. The petroglyph shows a six-limbed creature with the head and arms of a praying mantis, but with two circles at its sides, similarly to the famous “squatter man” petroglyph found at several locations around the world.

What winter? Earth just had its second-warmest December-February on record – USA TODAY

Only the El-Niño-fueled winter of 2015-16 was warmer. Some of the most extreme warmth was in Russia, which smashed its record for warmest winter. Thanks to human-caused global warming, “this period is now the warmest in the history of modern…

This Week on Explore – March 13, 2020

In light of recent events, we invite you to travel all over the world without ever having to leave the safety of your home. You can always find something to inspire you at explore.org. We are here to be your…

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This Week on Explore – March 13, 2020

In light of recent events, we invite you to travel all over the world without ever having to leave the safety of your home. You can always find something to inspire you at explore.org. We are here to be your…

How many polar bears are there?

The global polar bear population is currently about 26,000, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). That’s a rough estimate, but scientists have determined with 95% certainty that between 22,000 and 31,000 polar bears exist on Earth…

If There’s A Polar Bear Disaster, Where’s The Evidence?

It is more than 25 years since official data on the body condition of female polar bears and survival of cubs in Western Hudson Bay was last published, despite claims that these are key measures of the impact of climate…