The fauna in the Antarctica is threatened by pathogens humans ...

Ecology
The new study, which detected bacteria from humans in the genus Salmonella and Campylobacter in Antarctic and Subantarctic marine birds, reveals the fragility of polar ecosystems and warns about the risk of massive deaths and extinctions of local fauna populations due pathogens. Reverse zoonosis: when the human species infects other ...

USGS identifies largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever

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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the Wolfcamp Shale and overlying Bone Spring Formation in the Delaware Basin portion of Texas and New Mexico’s Permian Basin province contain an estimated mean of 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 20 ...

Mental health of children can be affected by news of ...

Antropology
COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 2018, American children have been exposed to multiple disasters – ravaging wildfires in California, to major Hurricanes in Florida and the Carolinas, and mass shootings in schools and places of worship – all of which have been covered 24/7 by the media. Disaster communication experts at ...

An unknown group of planets found hiding in the dust

Astronomy
“Super-Earths” and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new research by an international team of astronomers suggests. Observing a sampling of young stars in a star-forming region in the constellation Taurus, researchers found many of them to be surrounded by structures ...

Is Tehran’s ground sinking critically?

Geology
Iran has a water problem. The reserves in many groundwater basins there have been severely depleted. For the last forty years, the country has invested a lot in the agricultural sector and has been striving to be independent in its food supply. In order to cover the increased water demand, ...

How many people die from tuberculosis every year?

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The discrepancies between the estimates for global tuberculosis deaths by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is due to different methodologies and data sources used by each institution. These differences are considerable in terms of absolute numbers for a dozen countries, according ...

Tech gadgets you need for a comfortable RV driving experience

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If you have decided to explore the country with a motorhome, we congratulate you. It’s probably one of the best ideas you might have ever had. A recreational vehicle is a great choice for those people who want to travel as much as possible, but they wouldn’t necessarily want to ...

What AI means for nurses and hospital administration

Informatics
Technology has delivered on its promise to create more efficiencies across many industries throughout the world in recent years. From large manufacturing operations to small companies working toward better customer service, the advancement of tech in today’s fast-paced, hyper-connected world offers unique advantages to those willing to embrace change. While ...
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  • Are we doomed to repeat prehistoric vegetation loss? 2018-09-08
    Unless we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the current warming from climate change may drive a dramatic shift in vegetation within the next 100-150 years, according to new research. The change could match the one seen as the last ice age came to an end and the planet warmed, researchers say. “We found that ecosystems all […]
  • Reserve half of Earth for wildlife? Not so fast 2018-09-07
    While some scientists have suggested we need to protect half of Earth’s surface to preserve most of its species, new research indicates that quality, not just quantity, is vital for effective conservation efforts. “There’s a lot of discussion about protecting ‘Half Earth’ as a minimum to protect biodiversity. The challenge is, which half do we […]