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Monkeys inform group members about threats — following principles of cooperation

Humans are often faced with the choice of investing in the greater good or being selfish and letting others do the work. Animals that live in groups often encounter threats, and informing others could potentially save lives. Researchers show that wild sooty mangabeys, when facing dangerous vipers, do not just call out of fear or to warn their family, but will call when the information about the threat might otherwise not reach all group members.

Science around the planet uses images of earth from the space station

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Astronaut photography from the space station provides regional and global perspectives of land surfaces and what is changing on those land surfaces which is the basis for a variety of scientific research.

New index maps relationships between poverty and accessibility in Brazil

(Trinity College Dublin) Poor transportation availability can result in poor access to health care and employment, hence reinforcing the cycle of poverty and concerning health outcomes such as low life expectancy and high child mortality in rural Brazil.

Scientists warn climate tipping points may be close, endorse need for climate emergency action

Two peer reviewed statements by scientists just prior to the UN climate conference COP25 to be held in Madrid, Spain from December 2 to 13, have made clear the existential crsis humanity now faces with climate change and the dire…

Extra-terrestrial impacts may have triggered ‘bursts’ of plate tectonics

(Geological Society of America) When — and how — Earth’s surface evolved from a hot, primordial mush into a rocky planet continually resurfaced by plate tectonics remain some of the biggest unanswered questions in earth science research. Now a new study, published in Geology, suggests this earthly transition may in fact have been triggered by extra-terrestrial impacts.

Smoker-survivor genes may have long ancestral history of fighting toxins

Longevity genes that helped humans survive ancient airborne toxins may be the same genes that make humans resilient to pollution from fossil fuels and cigarette smoke today, according to a new study.

Australian bushfires so intense smoke crosses the Pacific to South America

The extent of Australia’s November Bushfires are massive, and the smoke cloud has gone global. NASA have tracked the smoke cloud lofted 12-13 kilometres into the atmosphere from the hundreds of fires along the east coast of Australia. This smoke…