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A decade after the predators left, Galapagos Island is still haunted

Small ground finch Geospiza fuliginosa Credit: Kiyoko Gotanda In some of the Galapagos Islands where human-introduced predators of Darwin's finches were extirpated a decade ago, the finches still function as if in danger, according to research published today in Journal of Animal Ecology . The study found that the Finches' fear responses – known as antipredator behavior – were maintained …

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This is how Elon Musk can fix the damage that his Starlink satellites cause astronomy

<div _ngcontent-c17 = "" innerhtml = " On November 18, 2019, approximately 19 Starlink satellites passed over Cerro Tololo Inter-American … [+] Observatory, disruptive astronomical observations and hindered astronomical observations science is conducted in a real, measurable way. CLARAE MARTÍNEZ-VÁZQUEZ / CTIO In any area of ​​business, the prevailing rule has always been that if there is no law against …

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NASA's Orion arrives at Mansfield Lahm Airport for testing

CLOSE Orion will be transported to Plum Brook Station in Sandusky Buy Photo November 3, 2015 NASA's "Super Guppy" lands at Lahm Airport in this news journal file photo 2015. (Photo: Jason J. Molyet / News Journal, Jason J. Molyet / News Journal) MANSFIELD – The latest NASA spaceship is expected to arrive to Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport sometime in …

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Water vapor was just found on Europe, more evidence There is liquid water under all that ice

What has long been suspected has been confirmed: Jupiter's moon Europe has water. As we have learned more about the outer solar system in recent years, Europe has become a high priority in the search for life. With this discovery, NASA has just painted a large red bull's-eye on Jupiter's smallest Galilean moon. "While scientists have not yet discovered liquid …

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Saturn's moon Titan is like Earth, but crazy – BGR

When NASA's Cassini orbit over a decade orbited Saturn, the planet at the core of its mission was not the only target for its observations. The probe also spent time spying on Saturn's moons, including Titan. Now, with the Cassini mission just a distant memory, the data it sent back is still broken for new discoveries. Thanks to Cassini, scientists …

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Climate change: 2019 will be Earth's second or third hottest year on record

Global land and sea temperature deviations from the average in October 2019. (NOAA) Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. November 19 at 1 p.m. 20:15 This year is likely to be the planet's second or third hottest calendar year on record since modern temperature collection began in 1880, according to data released this …

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NASA has discovered the building blocks of life in two meteorites

A team of scientists says that sugar molecules – crucial to the evolution of life on Earth – have been found in two different fallen meteorites. The discovery suggests that meteor impact may have delivered sugar to the Earth, according to a NASA press release. One of the sugars is the RNA component ribose, an important biological building block, and …

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New danger for coral in warming sea: Metal pollution

Sea fans swing weakly in a fresh coral bed. Credit: Allison Tracy, Cornell University Metal cups from agricultural runoff and marine painting leaching from boat hulls pose a growing threat to soft coral fans in the waters around Puerto Rico. In a Cornell-led study, published in the journal Ecological Applications researchers report evidence of metal contamination that poses a danger …

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