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How Hibernators Re-Kindle Their Metabolic Fires

For small mammals, winter at northerly latitudes poses a double threat: cold temperatures require elevated metabolism to maintain a body temperature of 37oC, while scarce food availability makes fueling that elevated metabolism especially difficult. There are different strategies for tolerating […]

Multiyear La Niña Events’ Effects On South And East Asian Summer Monsoon Rainfall

Asia’s summer monsoon rainfall is a lifeline for more than two billion people. The long-term average rainfall extremes vary on a year-to-year basis. It is manifested in the form of large-scale floods and droughts, which cause devastating human and economic […]

Environmental Changes In The Late Triassic – A Critical Time In Earth’s History

The evolution of the marine and terrestrial biosphere was affected by several critical periods in Earth’s history which are known as global mass extinctions. Global mass extinction events are defined by the loss of a considerable amount of fossil taxa […]

Bees That Rob Honey from Their Neighbors Also Pick Up Dangerous Parasitic Mites

Reports over the last few decades have alerted the public to the ongoing health challenges facing honey bees, our planet’s most economically important pollinator. The parasitic mite Varroa destructor is a major source of colony losses, and scientists have spent […]

The Least Populated State In The US

Out of the 50 states in the United States of America, which state is the least populated? The least populated state is Wyoming, which can be found in the northwestern United States. Wyoming’s population is slightly more than half of […]

Late Paleogene To Neogene Paleogeography Of The Euxinian Part Of Paratethys With Focus On Crimean – Caucasian Junction

A major event of the Cenozoic history of the Earth was a collision of the African–Arabian and Indian plates with Eurasia. It led to the raising of the Alpine Fold Belt and, in the closure of the Tethyan Basin, connecting […]

Entomological Time Travel: Invasion History of the Florida Buckeye Butterflies

On Halloween, 1981, Dave Baggett and 25 other butterfly and moth enthusiasts, members of the Southern Lepidopterists’ Society, gathered for their autumn field trip at Camp Owaissa-Bauer, south of Miami in Dade County, Florida. They were in for a surprise. […]

Deciphering Multiphase Slope Deformation From A Cave’s Perspective

Caves are environments that often act as traps in which time appears to have stopped. Because inactive cave passages are protected from external erosive factors, marks left by past processes and events are well preserved in these passages, unlike their […]

Studying Gene Flow In Zambian Lions

In a study recently published in PLoS One, we have found that small numbers of lions in Zambia are moving across landscapes previously thought to be uninhabitable by lions, accounting for sustained high levels of diversity in the population. This […]

Renewable Energy Capacity Is Now Larger Than Coal

It’s no secret that the renewable energy sector has grown immensely over the course of the past decade. Yet it is still a bit of a surprise to learn that according to a report released by the Federal Energy Regulatory […]