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Signy Research station 75th anniversary; RRS Sir David Attenborough visit

Source: MercoPress This week RRS Sir David Attenborough visited South Georgia arriving at the upgraded wharf for the first time at King Edward Point marking a new chapter for polar science The...

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Scientific survey of penguins response to climate change in Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Source: MercoPress     An international team of scientists, including two from the University of Bath, has just arrived back from an expedition studying penguin colonies in the Falkland Islands,...

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Científicos cuentan las especies de árboles del mundo y más del 40% está en Sudamérica

Fuente: Voz de America     Desde el pehuén en el cono sur hasta el eucalipto azul de Tasmania en Australia, desde los baobabs de Madagascar hasta las secuoyas gigantes de California, el mundo ha sido...

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New dangers? Computers uncover 100,000 novel viruses in old genetic data

Source: Science Magazine It took just one virus to cripple the world’s economy and kill millions of people; yet virologists estimate that trillions of still-unknown viruses exist, many of which might...

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Argentina: país modelo para descolonizar la paleontología

Fuente: SciDev   Para enfrentar el colonialismo que impera en la paleontología de América Latina, es necesario fortalecer regulaciones y comunidades científicas locales, pero también propiciar que la...

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Colonial history and global economics distort our understanding of deep-time biodiversity

Source: Nature   Sampling biases in the fossil record distort estimates of past biodiversity. However, these biases not only reflect the geological and spatial aspects of the fossil record, but also...

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Evolution on the vine: A history of tomato domestication in Latin America

Source: PHys.Org   The common cultivated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L. var. lycopersicum; or (SLL)) is among the world's most widely grown vegetable crops, from big agricultural farms to heirloom...

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E.O. Wilson, a Pioneer of Evolutionary Biology, Dies at 92

Source: New York Times   Edward O. Wilson, a biologist and author who conducted pioneering work on biodiversity, insects and human nature — and won two Pulitzer Prizes along the way — died on Sunday...

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El tesoro de una científica rebelde

Fuente: Centro de Periodismo InvestigativoAna Roqué de Duprey, luchadora por el derecho al voto de las mujeres que sabían leer y escribir, se encontraba enferma en cama en su casa de Río Piedras. La...

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Powerful antibiotics discovered using AI

Source: NatureA pioneering machine-learning approach has identified powerful new types of antibiotic from a pool of more than 100 million molecules — including one that works against a wide range of...

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Seeds of Power: Environmental Injustice and Genetically Modified Soybeans in Argentina

Author: Amalia LeguizamónIn 1996 Argentina adopted genetically modified (GM) soybeans as a central part of its national development strategy. Today, Argentina is the third largest global grower and...

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América Latina en la COP25: qué hizo y qué se lleva

Fuente: SciDev   La sensación generalizada tras el cierre de la cumbre de la ONU sobre Cambio Climático (COP25) de Madrid, el último domingo, es que se perdió una nueva oportunidad de atacar con...

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Holy Science: The Biopolitics of Hindu Nationalism

By Banu SubramaniamSeries edited by Banu Subramaniam and Rebecca HerzigPUBLISHED: June 2019SUBJECT LISTING: Science and Technology Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Asian Studies /...

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Children Put Canada and Norway on Blast for Climate Failures

Source: EartherThe teens are pissed. Perhaps you’ve heard.Young people have cranked up the pressure all year on world leaders in an attempt to get them to address climate change. In September, 16...

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Science publishers review ethics of research on Chinese minority groups

Source: NatureTwo science publishers are reviewing the ethics of research papers in which scientists backed by China’s government used DNA or facial-recognition technology to study minority groups in...

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Mexico's urban jaguars: Wildlife in modern times

Source: Latin American ScienceIn Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, tourism development is closing in on the Selva Maya, the home of the great jaguar, Panthera onca, which like other species has been...

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Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine: One Health and its Histories

Source: PalgraveAuthors: Woods, A., Bresalier, M., Cassidy, A., Mason Dentinger, R.Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine: One Health and its HistoriesPalgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2018 editionAbout...

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Brazil’s deforestation is exploding—and 2020 will be worse

Source: Science MagazineDevelopment, most of it illegal, destroyed more than 9700 square kilometers of Brazilian Amazon rainforest in the year ending in July, according to a government estimate...

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Muertes de defensores del Amazonas no llegan a la justicia

Fuente: SciDev   De los 300 asesinatos ocurridos en Brasil desde 2009 cuyas víctimas defensores de la Amazonia, solo 14 fueron llevados a juicio, según un reporte de la ONG Human Rights Watch (HRW).La...

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Infected travelers reveal Cuba’s ‘hidden’ Zika outbreak

Source: Science MagazineAs Zika virus raced through the Americas and the Caribbean in 2015 and 2016, it infected an estimated 800,000 people and left nearly 4000 newborns with serious brain damage....

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Deforestación en Amazonia sería peor de lo estimado

Fuente: SciDev   La pérdida de cobertura forestal resultante de la deforestación en la Amazonia brasileña puede ser 15 por ciento mayor que lo que apuntan las estimaciones oficiales. Así concluyó un...

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Deforestación en Colombia es causada por factores complejos

Fuente: SciDev   Cerca del 80 por ciento de los conflictos armados recientes del mundo han tenido lugar en puntos críticos de biodiversidad. Sin embargo, la investigación sobre el impacto de tales...

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Brazilian government accused of suppressing data that would call its war on drugs into question

Source: Science MagazineSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL—Is Brazil experiencing a drug epidemic? The answer to that question has spiraled into a legal battle between scientists and government officials over the...

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Hallan fármacos de uso humano en peces de la Cuenca del Plata

Fuente: SciDev   Dos fármacos contra la epilepsia y afecciones cardíacas, un diurético y una droga para el asma, además de otros betabloqueantes y drogas psiquiátricas son algunos de los 17 fármacos...

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Olas de calor en Sudamérica: entre 5 y 10 veces para mediados de siglo

Fuente: SciDev   En los países del norte de Sudamérica las olas de calor podrían aumentar entre cinco y diez veces para mediados de siglo, mientras que el Cono Sur los días con temperaturas...

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