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Watch a swarm of underwater drones hunt and surround a boat

AquabotixByDavidHamblingThesearen’tsharks

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Swindlers and scientists: How to get gold from the sea

ByPaulCollins(Image:LubecMemorialLibrary)TheideaofharvestingpreciousmetalsfromseawaterhasattractedswindlersandNobelchemistsalike.Couldnanosciencebringthebreakthrough?“Itwasabittercoldnight

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Our grandchildren may never see the Great Barrier Reef recover

WaterFrame/AlamyStockPhotoByAliceKleinTHEGreatBarrierReefhasbeensoseverelydamagedbyrecordoceanheatthatitwillneverbethesameagaininourlifetimesorthoseofourgrandchildren.Witheverhotteroceanheatwavessetto

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Plants love carbon dioxide, but too much could be bad for them

ImageSource/GettyByMichaelLePageNooneexpectedthis.Inthelongest-runningexperimentofitskind

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Mining insider: 'Leave the coal in the ground'

ByMichaelSlezakExecutive-turned-environmentalistIanDunlopsaysthatminingcorporationswillhavetoabandonmuchoftheircoaltoavoidclimateandbusinesssuicideYounowchampionalow-carboneconomy.Whydoyouwantaseatont

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A melting ice shelf can cause rapid ice loss 900 kilometres away

WaterFrame/AlamyStockPhotoByAndyCoghlanThethinningofonepartofaniceshelfcanspeedupicemovementinanotherpartoftheiceshelfupto900kilometresaway,

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Male fruit flies feel pleasure when they ejaculate

DPAPictureAlliance/AlamyStockPhotoByAndyCoghlanMalefruitfliesseemtoenjoyejaculationasmuchasmendo.Their“orgasms”seemtobesatisfyingenoughtoreducetheircravingforotherrewardssuchasalcohol.Theexperimentres

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Poking tiny dents into solar panels makes them work better

RolfoBrenner/EyeEm/GettyByLeahCranePuttingadentinsolarcellsmayactuallymakethemmoreefficient.Itcouldevenpavethewaytosolarcellsthatbreakafundamentallimitonhowmuchenergythematerialcanabsorb.Solarcellswor

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Did asteroid fracking cause Earth's worst extinction?

MiraRuidoByColinBarrasEARTH

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The flexible future of green energy

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Shrimp crash forces first fishery closure for 35 years

ByCatdeLange(Image:AP/PressAssociationImages)SOMETHINGfishyishappeningoffthecoastofMaine.Shrimppopulationshavecollapsed.Afterrecordingalarminglylowstocksinitsyearlysurvey

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Flies cool themselves down by constantly blowing bubbles of spit

GuilhermeGomesTheylooklikethey’reusingbubblegum.Brazilianfliesblowoutdeepbrownbubblesofspiteveryfewseconds.Nowitseemsthesebubbleshaveaseriouspurpose:tokeeptheinsectcool.GuilhermeGomesoftheUniversity

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Earth's poles are shifting because of climate change

ByAnilAnanthaswamy(Image:AndrewC.Revkin/eyevine)ClimatechangeiscausingtheNorthPole’slocationtodrift

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Why climate engineers are targeting Earth's last pristine spots

JoeRaedle/GettyByOliveHeffernanDowehaveanylow-riskglobalgeoengineeringoptionsreadytodeploynow?Theanswer

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Look to complexity theory to solve the aid problem

ByDeboraMacKenzieHumanitarianaidwasdistributedinHaitiafteranearthquakehitin2010(Image:LoganAbassi/MINUSTAH/Getty)Weneedtoconsiderpovertyasacomplexsituationifaidistosavelivesinthe21stcentury

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America's hidden epidemic of tropical diseases

ByDeboraMacKenzie(Image:DavidScharf/ScienceFaction/Corbis)Editorial:“WanttofixUSinequality?Beginwithwormingtablets“WHENtheletterarrives

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Chameleon colours predict outcome of lizard duel

ByChelseaWhyte(Image:DigitalZoo/Getty)Forchameleons

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Bats may struggle to hunt in warmer world

ByFredPearce(Image:HughClark/FLPA)Somebatswillfindithardertohuntinawarmerworld

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Most UK plants will flower at once in short ‘condensed spring’

ChrisJ.Ratcliffe/GettyByAndyCoghlanUKgardensarelikelytobeablazewithcolourthisweekasplantsallbreakintoflowersimultaneously.This“condensedspring”followsmuchdismalweather:theUKspringhasseensnow

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World's biggest bird feeder will use 500 tonnes of shellfish

GerritVyn/NaturePictureLibraryByFrankSwainAraceisontobuildtheworld’slargestbirdfeeder

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2014 preview: The key to surviving climate change

ByFredPearce(Image:MikkelOstergaard/PanosPictures)Readmore:“2014preview:10ideasthatwillmatternextyear“Beprepared–foranything.ThatwillbethemessageofthenextreportfromtheIntergovernmentalPanelonC

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Why emotional support animals may be a waste of time

GeraintLewis/EyevineByNicFlemingDanielisframedinsilhouetteashegazesoutatthepassingcloudsthroughanaeroplanewindow.ThepicturewentviralonsocialmediainOctober2016.ItprobablyhelpedthatDanielisaduck

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Want to fix US inequality? Begin with worming tablets

LASTweekUSPresidentBarackObamadeclaredwaroninequality.DescribingthegulfbetweenrichandpoorasthedefiningproblemfacingtheUS

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Zoologger: Alligators use tools to lure in bird prey

ByMichaelMarshall(Image:HeidiandHans-JürgenKoch)Species:AlligatormississippiensisHabitat:throughoutthesouth-eastUSIt’sthebreedingseason

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Four simple principles to plan the best city possible

ByLuísBettencourt(Image:DavidSanger/Getty)IMAGINEaverysocialspecies

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Seals found guilty of brutal porpoise attacks

ByHalHodsonInthechillywatersoftheNorthSea

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Zoologger: The rodent with a taste for spines

ByKarlGruber(Image:JohnCancalosi/Getty)Species:White-throatedwoodrat(Neotomaalbigula)Habitat:desertscrublandinsouth-westernUSTalkaboutbeingprickly.Thespinesthatarenormallysuchaneffectivedefen

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Zoologger: tickly kiss turns on hairy-mouthed spiders

IT’Sahairyaffair.ThemalesofaCostaRicanspider

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Geoengineering the planet: first experiments take shape

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:JustinGuariglia/Redux/Eyevine)IFWEcan’treduceemissionsenough

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The deepest limits: How low can fish go?

BySandrineCeurstemontVideo:Brightredshrimpcruisesbydeepest-livingfishNofishhasbeenspottedfurtherthan8000metresbelowtheoceansurface–nowweknowwhythatrecordmayneverbebeatenIN1960

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Chemical is not a dirty word

(Image:ChrisRyan/Getty)INTHElate1990s

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The wonders of orchids: Beautiful, smelly and sexy

ByAdrianBarnettDisplayofinvention:orchidscontinuetofascinateus(Image:ChristianZiegler/MindenPictures/FLPA)Darwinwouldhavebeenamazedbytheleapsinourknowledgeabouthisfavouriteflowers

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Root intelligence: Plants can think, feel and learn

ByAnilAnanthaswamySTEVESILLETThasbeenhangingoutwithgiantsallhisworkinglife.HeclimbsandstudiesthecanopiesofgiantredwoodsalongthecoastofnorthernCalifornia.Sometimes

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Eels use electricity to remote control prey movements

ByKatharineSanderson(Image:KennethCatania)Theabilityofelectriceelstoshocktheirpreywitha600-voltblastiswellknown

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Loss of Arctic sea ice to doom polar bears by 2075

ByJanPiotrowski(Image:AlainBidart/Biosphoto/FLPA)Aworldwithoutcubs.Thatwillbetherealityfacingpolarbearsin60years

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Zoologger: Dancing in time makes crabs sexual failures

ByJanPiotrowski(Image:PatriciaBackwell)Video:Synchroniseddancedoesn’tlureladycrabsZoologgerisourweeklycolumnhighlightingextraordinaryanimals–andoccasionallyotherorganisms–fromaroundtheworldSpecie

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What's behind the snowmageddon that hit the US?

IT’Sbeenthewarmestyearonrecordglobally.ButtellthattoresidentsofBuffalo

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Toxic shockers: Key chemicals to look out for

ByEmmaDaviesandKatharineSanderson(Image:MikeKemp/Getty)FromBPAtoburnttoast

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Robot subs find Antarctic sea ice thicker than expected

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:KlausMeiners

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A third of ‘protected’ nature zones are quietly being ruined

JamesAllanByAndyCoghlanRoads

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Saturn's calming nature keeps Earth friendly to life

EARTH’ScomfyclimatemaybethankstoSaturn’sgoodbehaviour.Iftheringedgiant’sorbithadbeenslightlydifferent

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Robot subs find Antarctic sea ice thicker than expected

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:KlausMeiners

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Someone is wrecking the ozone layer again. They must be stopped

EyeUbiquitous/AlamyByLesleyEvansOgdenLastyearmarked30yearssincetheMontrealProtocol

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Grape skins and stems can be turned into a greener plastic

FrankBienewald/GettyByLeahCraneWineproductiondoesn’tuseeverypartofthefruit.Itleavesbehindapileofskins

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Worst-case climate change scenario is even worse than we thought

ThomasCorzelius/iStock/GettyImagesPlusByMichaelLePageThephrase“worsethanwethought”isaclichéwhenitcomestoclimatechange.Therearelotsofstudiessuggestingwe’reinformorewarmingandworseconsequencesthanthough

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Back from the brink: See European beavers at work

ByRowanHooper(Image:IngoArndt/ingoarndt.com)IFYOUbelievethelegend

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Don't drop the two-degree climate target

ByAliceBows-LarkinTHE20throundofclimatetalksinPeru’scapitalcityLimathismonthareseenasacrucialsteptowardsreachingaglobalagreementinParisin2015.Oneofthethingsthatislikelytobediscussediswhetherthe2°Ctarg

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Wildlife trafficking is rife online in many countries

(Image:JasonEdwards/NationalGeographicCreative)GOING

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Sophisticated Regin spyware ‘built by nation state'

SOMEONE’Sbeenbusy.MalwarehasbeenspyingoncomputersinRussia

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Earth, wind and data: Making sense of our planet

ByLauraDattaro(Image:GaryBraasch/Corbis)Datascientistsmustcollect

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Global warming could make Hajj impossible later this century

ByFredPearceIstheHajjpilgrimagedestinedtobecomeavictimofglobalwarming?PartsoftheMiddleEast

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