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Artificial intelligence reveals hundreds of millions of trees in the Sahara

(University of Copenhagen) There are far more trees in the West African Sahara and Sahel than most would expect. A combination of artificial intelligence and detailed satellite imagery allowed a team from the University of Copenhagen and international collaborators to count all trees across a 1.3 million km2 area of West Africa.

In new strategy, Wellcome Trust will take on global health challenges – Science Magazine

With an endowment worth £28 billion, the Wellcome Trust is taking on goal-oriented global health challenges. Arcaid Images/Alamy Stock Photo By Kai KupferschmidtOct. 19, 2020 , 7:01 PM One of the world’s largest nongovernmental funders of science, the Wellcome Trust,…

Scientists find medieval plague outbreaks picked up speed over 300 years

Researchers who analyzed thousands of documents covering a 300-year span of plague outbreaks in London, England, have estimated that the disease spread four times faster in the 17th century than it had in the 14th century.

Management of a popular game fish, the smallmouth bass

For recreational fishing enthusiasts, the thrill of snagging their next catch comes with discovering what’s hooked on the end of the line. In many freshwater streams and rivers — across the central and eastern parts of the U.S. — anglers are often catching a popular freshwater game fish: the smallmouth bass. Now, scientists have discovered a new level of biodiversity within that species.

Immune protein orchestrates daily rhythm of squid-bacteria symbiotic relationship

New research has revealed that, in the mutually beneficial relationship between with the Hawaiian bobtail squid and the luminescent bacterium, Vibrio fischeri, an immune protein called ‘macrophage migration inhibitory factor’ is the maestro of daily rhythms.

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Cheaters don’t always win: Species that work together do better

The sign of a healthy personal relationship is one that is equally mutual – where you get out just as much as you put in. Nature has its own version of a healthy relationship. A team of researchers investigated these interactions, known as mutualisms, and why they are so critical for healthy environments.

Cheaters don’t always win: Species that work together do better

The sign of a healthy personal relationship is one that is equally mutual – where you get out just as much as you put in. Nature has its own version of a healthy relationship. A team of researchers investigated these interactions, known as mutualisms, and why they are so critical for healthy environments.

Tiny beetles a bellwether of ecological disruption by climate change

New research shows that as species across the world adjust where they live in response to climate change, they will come into competition with other species that could hamper their ability to keep up with the pace of this change.

CRISPR-induced immune diversification in host-virus populations

Just like humans, microbes have equipped themselves with tools to recognize and defend themselves against viral invaders. In a continual evolutionary battle between virus and host, CRISPR-Cas act as a major driving force of strain diversity in host-virus systems.

Last Prez Debate Includes Climate Change, Which Voters Rank Dead-Last Issue

The second and final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to include a section on climate change, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). NBC News’s Kristen Welker will moderate the…