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Lost? Birds’ magnetic compasses may be compromised by man-made electronics

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While many organisms have impeccable sight, hearing, or smell, some species are able to sense aspects of their environment through mediums that humans cannot naturally perceive. For example, night-migratory songbirds have the ability to use the Earth’s magnetic field to … Continue reading

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Tu(co) Stressed?

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Let’s be honest: no one likes feeling stressed. We all know that stress can lead to the rapid ingestion of entire boxes of Oreos, unexpected emotional outbursts, and a handful of other negative consequences. But humans are not the only … Continue reading

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Ocean acidification leads to legally-blind fish

The widespread consequences of human activity are both remarkable and startling. Nearly 30 to 40% of human-emitted carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere dissolves into our oceans, leading to a steady increase in ocean acidification that is projected to increase … Continue reading

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