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Sensing Distant Tornadoes, Birds Flew the Coop

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When birds unexpectedly flee their nesting grounds, it may be a demonstration of Mother Nature’s early-warning system that a massive storm is approaching.

While tracking a population of golden-winged warblers, a research team led by ecologist Henry Streby at the…[read further]

By Robert J. Korpella

People

Buffalo National River Deputy Superintendent

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Laura A. Miller, former Superintendent of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site [Hope, AR], has been named Deputy Superintendent of Buffalo National River [Harrison, AR].

“I’m very pleased to announce that Laura Miller is joining the…[read further]

By Robert J. Korpella

Science

Spider’s Web Weaves Way to Advanced Networks and Displays

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The next generation of light-manipulating networks may take their lead from designs inspired by spiders and leaves, according to a new report from two Boston College physicists and colleagues at South China Normal University.

Structures as commonplace as spider webs…[read further]

Boston College

Science

Citizen Science Spurs Increased Support For Conservation

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Citizen science boosts environmental awareness and advocacy more than previously thought and can lead to broader public support for conservation efforts, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

The study, led by…[read further]

Kati Moore, Duke University

Nature

How to Help Winter Wildlife

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This week’s cold weather caught many of us off guard. It takes quite a bit of preparation to really be ready for winter storms. We check our vehicles to make sure they’re full of fluids and the tires have tread.…[read further]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Science

Fungus-Growing Ants Selectively Cultivate Their Crops

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Ever since agriculture evolved around 10,000 years ago, plants have been artificially selected to become the fast growing and highly productive varieties we know today. However, humans were not the first to see merit in cultivating their own food. Ants…[read further]

University of Copenhagen

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