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12-05-2022
Leaf cover affects the climate in mountain forests
Seasonal changes in leaf cover have a big impact on the local climate in forested mountain regions, according to a new study from the University of Tsukuba. "Nocturnal temperature inversion (NTI) is an important factor characterizing the local climate in mountainous areas. In central Japan, most of the mountain slopes are covered by forests, but the effects of their leaf expansion/fall on the NTI variations in basins have not been clarified," wrote the study authors.  Since the forest canopy shields the forest floor from sunlight and reduces...
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01-01-2018
A new technique could help crops grow in record time
A scientific breakthrough in the world of agriculture could help...
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12-29-2017
Unusual, blurred seasons are confusing wildlife across the globe
An annual review by the National Trust has found that...
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12-29-2017
The new year brings legal recreational marijuana to California
Recreational use of marijuana will officially become legal in California...
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12-28-2017
College in Michigan offers a degree in marijuana
Northern Michigan University has introduced “medical plant chemistry" as a...
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12-22-2017
Photosynthesis in plants may have started 1.25 billion years ago
Scientists at McGill University have dated the world's oldest algae...
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12-21-2017
Tomatoes and fresh fruit help improve lungs of ex-smokers
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health...
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12-20-2017
Increasing your salad intake may keep your brain young
It’s becoming more common these days for people to turn...
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12-19-2017
Life on Earth got a jumpstart thanks to an unlikely source
Scientists are uncovering more and more about how the Earth...
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12-18-2017
Ancient bear had a sweet tooth, researchers say
A team of scientists have found 3.5 million-year-old fossils of...
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12-17-2017
Study: Cannabis compound may ease psychosis
While marijuana has has a reputation as a trigger of...
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12-15-2017
Glow in the dark trees could soon replace street lamps
Bioluminescence is the chemical reaction that occurs in fireflies and...
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12-14-2017
Plants respond unexpectedly to a total eclipse
Earlier this year, a total eclipse could be viewed across...
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