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What is a solar tower and how does it work?

A solar tower, also known as a solar power tower, is a way to concentrate solar power to make it a more powerful energy source. Solar towers are sometimes also called heliostat power plants because they use a collection of…

Discovery of life in solid rock deep beneath sea may inspire new search for life on Mars

(University of Tokyo) Newly discovered single-celled creatures living deep beneath the seafloor have provided clues about how to find life on Mars. These bacteria were discovered living in tiny cracks inside volcanic rocks after researchers perfected a new method cutting rocks into ultrathin slices to study under a microscope. Researchers estimate that the rock cracks are home to a community of bacteria as dense as that of the human gut, about 10 billion bacterial cells per cubic centimeter.

6 questions pet owners are asking during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many pet owners are spending a lot more time at home these days, and they have lots of questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their animals and their daily activities. Here are some answers. Is my dog stressed…

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‘The losses could be profound’: floods wreak havoc on wildlife

For 900 years, Lugg and Hampton wildflower meadows in Herefordshire have bloomed into a wash of colour in spring. These fertile meadows were highly prized, and the Norman lords who owned them used the hay crop to help fund Hereford’s…

First complete German shepherd DNA offers new tool to fight disease

(University of New South Wales) The DNA sequencing of a healthy German shepherd offers scientists new insight into the evolution of the domestic dog while also enabling dogs to be screened for hip and other diseases much more accurately.

2 Metre Long Humboldt Squid Hunt In Packs | Life | BBC Earth

Highly intelligent, with powerful tentacles and a razor-sharp beak – the humboldt squid is a true terror of the deep. This 2 metre long beast has a reputation as a man-eater, and it’s easy to see why.Subscribe: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthSub Watch more:Planet…

Water pressure: Ancient aquatic crocs evolved, enlarged to avoid freezing

(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Ancient crocodilian ancestors that abandoned land for water nearly 200 million years ago supposedly got larger because they were released from the constraints of gravity, territory and diet. But a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Will Gearty suggests that the upper bounds of size in aquatic vs. landlocked crocs were similar — and that smaller aquatic species got larger mostly to avoid freezing in the frigid, heat-stealing depths.

The coronavirus pandemic versus the climate change emergency | TheHill – The Hill

Protecting public health was a core function of governments long before the expansion of the state in the 20th century. “Great fears of the sickenesses here in the City, it being said that two or three houses are already shut…

More days with temperatures above normal are part of a global warming pattern – WMTV

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) It’s well known that March has been on the wetter side of things. One thing that might not be as well known is that temperatures are also running above normal. If this wet and warm pattern continues,…

Ancient warming threw this crucial Atlantic current into chaos. It could happen again – Science Magazine

Meltwater from Greenland, like this iceberg off the eastern coast, once disrupted the Atlantic Ocean’s “conveyor belt.” imageBROKER/Alamy Stock Photo By Paul VoosenMar. 26, 2020 , 2:00 PM The Atlantic Ocean’s “conveyor belt,” a powerful current that drags warm water…