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Scent Brings Songbirds to the Yard

Scent Brings Songbirds to the Yard

  Chickadees are interested in scents. That’s the news from a study out of Lehigh University, the first to document naturally hybridizing songbirds’ preference for the smell of their own species. Amber Rice, an evolutionary biologist at Lehigh, studies hybridization — when separate species come into contact and mate…

Air Pollution can Accelerate Lung Disease as Much as a Pack a Day ofCigarettes

Air Pollution can Accelerate Lung Disease as Much as a Pack a Day ofCigarettes

  Air pollution — especially ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change — accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a new study led by the University of Washington, Columbia University and the University at Buffalo. While previous studies have shown a clear connection of…

University of Alaska and Governor Dunleavy Reach Budget Agreement

University of Alaska and Governor Dunleavy Reach Budget Agreement

Agreement Includes Multi-Year Step Down in Funding, Totaling Reductions of $70 Million Over Three Years (Anchorage, AK) – The University of Alaska and Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy have reached an agreement on a multi-year compact that preserves $110 million in state funding for the university for Fiscal…

New NOAA App Brings Earth and Space Animations to your Phone

New NOAA App Brings Earth and Space Animations to your Phone

  Free Tool Helps Teachers, Students Understand The Earth  An enormous earthquake, the most powerful ever recorded,…

Mega-Cloud from Canadian Wildfires Will Help Model Impacts of Nuclear War

Mega-Cloud from Canadian Wildfires Will Help Model Impacts of Nuclear War

  British Columbia wildfires in 2017 created a massive cloud that circled the Northern Hemisphere   Photo: An…

Anatomy of a Cosmic Seagull

Anatomy of a Cosmic Seagull

  Colourful and wispy, this intriguing collection of objects is known as the Seagull Nebula, named for its…

50 Years Ago: One Small Step, One Giant Leap

50 Years Ago: One Small Step, One Giant Leap

  Words such as these were emblazoned in dozens of languages on the front page of newspapers around…

Scientists Discover how the Mosquito Brain Integrates Diverse Sensory Cues to Locate a Host to Bite

Scientists Discover how the Mosquito Brain Integrates Diverse Sensory Cues to Locate a Host to Bite

  For female mosquitoes, finding their next meal is all about smelling and seeing. Through behavioral experiments and…

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