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Penned release of green geckos has potential to help preserve threatened native species

Researchers outlined how they translocated 19 barking geckos to Mana Island, using the method of penned release – enclosing them in a 100m² pen for three months so they get used to the site and hopefully establish a breeding population.

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The myths behind the southern and northern lights

For millennia, humans have viewed the northern and southern lights – aurora borealis and aurora australis – and created myths and folklore to explain the dancing lights they saw in the sky.

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More management measures lead to healthier fish populations

Fish populations tend to do better in places where rigorous fisheries management practices are used, and the more measures employed, the better for fish populations and food production, according to a new article.

Reawakened geyser does not foretell Yellowstone volcanic eruptions

Geyser eruptions, like volcanic eruptions, are a mystery, so the reactivation of Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone in 2018 provided an opportunity to explore why geysers turn off and on, and what determines their periodicity. Researchers found little evidence of magma moving below the geyser, meaning no sign of imminent hydrothermal eruptions, but did discover a relationship between the height of the column and the depth of the water reservoir.

German Economist: ‘Great Reset Will Cause A Crash Worse Than 1930s’

The Great Reset is real, it’s happening now and will lead to devastation worse — “much, much worse” — than the Weimar Republic, a German economist has warned. Dr. Antony Mueller, Professor of Economics at the Federal University of Sergipe…

Geophysicists Confirm Plato’s Theory—the Earth Is Made of Cubes

Plato, the Greek philosopher who lived in the 5th century B.C.E., believed that the universe was made of five types of matter: earth, air, fire, water, and cosmos. Each was described with a particular geometry, a platonic shape. For earth, that shape was the cube. Science has steadily moved beyond Plato’s conjectures, looking instead to […]

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New Zealand Buys Enough COVID Vaccine for its Pacific Islander Neighbors

The New Zealand government has announced it will be supporting its Pacific neighbors by helping ensure they have access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines through the coming months. “Pacific countries have worked hard to keep COVID-19 out, or to stamp it out, and New Zealand has been committed to supporting them in this,” Foreign Affairs Minister Hon […]

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Biotech cotton key to eliminating devastating pest from US and Mexico

A collaboration between the University of Arizona, cotton growers, and government and industry partners eradicated the pink bollworm — one of the world’s most damaging crop pests — from the United States and Mexico.

Deep, slow-slip action may direct largest earthquakes and their tsunamis

(Penn State) Megathrust earthquakes and subsequent tsunamis that originate in subduction zones like Cascadia — Vancouver Island, Canada, to northern California — are some of the most severe natural disasters in the world. Now a team of geoscientists thinks the key to understanding some of these destructive events may lie in the deep, gradual slow-slip behaviors beneath the subduction zones. This information might help in planning for future earthquakes in the area.

Study resolves the position of fleas on the tree of life

(University of Bristol) A study of more than 1,400 protein-coding genes of fleas has resolved one of the longest standing mysteries in the evolution of insects, reordering their placement in the tree of life and pinpointing who their closest relatives are.