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Female mice that lose a male partner are wary of taking a new one

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre The California mouse (Peromyscus californicus) Sundry Photography/Alamy Female mice who mate for life seem to take longer to get over the loss of their partner than male…

Scientists Find a Fossilized Ancestor of ‘Dinosaur Food’

Before the first mammals, before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, a plant grew in Gondwana, a huge continent in the Southern Hemisphere. Almost 280 million years later, in what is now…

Nations Must Drop Fossil Fuels, Fast, World Energy Body Warns

The unevenness in global action comes even as scientists warn that the damages from rising temperatures are already reverberating around the globe. A report by the Environmental Protection Agency published…

Supreme Court Gives Big Oil a Win in Climate Fight With Cities

In the case, BP P.L.C. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, No. 19-1189, the fossil fuel companies requested an expansive review of issues in the decision to send the…

Cicadas, rise: Insects emerge by the billions for monthlong mating frenzy across America

Ready or not, the cicadas are back. Across the eastern United States and parts of the Midwest, billions of cicadas are emerging from underground for the first time in 17…

There are 50 billion wild birds on Earth – but four species dominate

By Adam Vaughan European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) are one of the world’s most common birds Arndt Sven-Erik/Arterra Picture Library/Alamy Earth is home to around 50 billion wild birds according to…

‘Tree Farts’ Increase Carbon Emissions in Ghost Forests

Trees that were poisoned and killed by saltwater are emitting greenhouses gases known as “tree farts,” prompting researchers to warn of a secret warming source that could become worse as…

The Forgotten History of the World’s First Trans Clinic

The first gender affirmation surgeries took place in 1920s, at a facility which employed transgender technicians and nurses, and which was headed by a gay Jewish man. The forgotten history…

Corals swap in heat-resistant algae to better cope with global warming

By Karina Shah Bleached staghorn corals in the Pacific Ocean near Fiji Helmut Corneli/Alamy Some corals can swap out the algae that live inside their tissues for different strains that…

Hermit crabs choose by colour when selecting a new shell for a home

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre Hermit crabs preferred red shells over lighter colours Melanie Chocholek, Scottish Oceans Institute Hermit crabs prefer to occupy darker-coloured seashells, especially if they are living in a…