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As Numerous Regions Brace for Floods and Storms, Sydney May Shatter Its All-time Rain Record This Week

Two days of heavy rain have brought rain and storms to many states, with the SES warning of floods in the Macquarie and Hawkesbury districts of New South Wales.

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Unseasonable Warmth to feel in Northwest and South California

According to the forecast, parts of Northwest and South California would feel unseasonable warmth.

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Water Harvesting: Western US Have Demonstrated Alternative Ways To Have Access To Water During Megadrought

The researchers’ innovative platform addresses a critical issue in water harvesting: collected water droplets form a thermal barrier that limits additional condensation; thus, they must be removed from the surface as quickly as possible to allow a way for more collecting.

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‘Guardian Angels’ and Dolphins Save Australian Surfer from Gargantuan 20-Foot Shark

A surfer had “guardian angels” and dolphins to save him from a stalking gargantuan 20-foot shark

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Specieswatch: the truth about the earwig

Despite centuries of myths, the European earwig does not burrow into brains The earwig, Forficula auricularia, has been subject of malicious rumour for centuries – the claim that they burrow into your ear and eat your brains. In reality, they hide in dark places, away from predators, and come out at night to feed. During […]

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Animals we’ve lost: the vivid ‘waving’ frog that vanished suddenly

Chiriquí harlequin frogs went extinct in 1996 due to a fungal disease that has driven the decline of 501 amphibian species It was a remarkably elaborate mating ritual. When a male Chiriquí harlequin frog found its mate, it would climb on to the female’s back, grip its armpits with its forelimbs and hug it. Females […]

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Country diary: The mountain silence is interrupted by ravens

Kilfeaghan, County Down: Today is one of those days when the natural world is so captivating that I forget my camera and just watch Two miles up a single track road – a boreen – I’m cradled in the bosom of the Mourne mountains, sitting outside a cottage with a view to Carlingford Lough. The […]

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Chemists Ponders Upon the Science Behind the Origin of Life

Chemists find a clue to the chemistry of the early Earth, which might open doors to accelerating chemical synthesis for drug development. Scientists find a mechanism for the peptide-forming processes in water that result in proteins and, ultimately, life on Earth.

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Meteorologists Say the New Tropical Depression 12 Formed Over the Atlantic Ocean

Forecasts said a tropical depression formed west of the Cabo Verde Islands. However, the National Hurricane Center noted that it would be short-lived.

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Why I Did Not Sign the Montreal Declaration on Animal Exploitation

I was invited on several occasions to sign the Montreal Declaration on Animal Exploitation. I appreciate that the drafters asked me to sign but, for the following reasons, I am unable to do so. First, the Declaration Does Not Reject All Animal Use What is the end — the ultimate goal — envisaged by the Declaration? The Declaration purports to seek […]

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Substituting Biscuits with Walnuts Reduces Risks of Life-Threatening Diseases, Study Shows

A new study shows that replacing biscuits and sweets with walnuts as a snack could reduce the risk of having life-threatening diseases, such as obesity, heart attacks, and others.

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Australia Announced Ambitious Plan to Combat Possible Extinction of At Least 110 Species

Australia has announced a strategy to conserve 110 species and stop the extinction disaster. According to the environment minister, many of Australia’s most well-known native creatures are included in the priority targeting, which will also benefit others in similar ecosystems.