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Grassroots dog vaccinations can help stop rabies, but not alone

While scientists are trying to find a vaccine for COVID-19, the rabies virus continues to kill 59,000 people every year. But unlike COVID, a vaccine has existed for more than a century. Vaccinating dogs can stop the spread to humans, but systemic challenges make that easier said that done. In a new study, scientists where grassroots campaigns to stop rabies work — and where they need to be coupled with large-scale efforts.

Different tracks, same dinosaurs: Brown researchers dig deeper into dinosaur movements

(Brown University) Using X-ray-based technology developed at Brown University, researchers uncover shared subsurface movement patterns between birds and dinosaurs, adding a new dimension of fossil track diversity.

In the Arctic, spring snowmelt triggers fresh CO2 production

(San Diego State University) Studies have shown the Arctic is warming roughly twice as fast as the rest of the world, and its soil holds twice the amount of carbon dioxide as the atmosphere. New research from San Diego State University finds that water from spring snowmelt infiltrates the soil and triggers fresh carbon dioxide production at higher rates than previously assumed.

Major new paleoclimatology study shows global warming has upended 6500 years of cooling – EurekAlert

IMAGE: Holocene global mean surface temperature. view more  Credit: Victor O. Leshyk, Northern Arizona University Over the past 150 years, global warming has more than undone the global cooling that occurred over the past six millennia, according to a major study…

Clouds the Likely Cause of Increased Global Warming in Latest Generation of Climate Models – SciTechDaily

New representations of clouds are making models more sensitive to carbon dioxide. As scientists work to determine why some of the latest climate models suggest the future could be warmer than previously thought, a new study indicates the reason is…


Geochemists solve mystery of Earth’s vanishing crust

A team of geochemists has found new evidence that Earth has been consistently churning out crust since its formation 4.5 billion years ago and that some crust is made of ancient, resurfaced chunks.