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Lack of Vitamin B1 Killing Great Lakes Fish

Great Lakes fish in the salmon family that rely on the fish “alewife” as part of their diet face a major obstacle in restoring...

DOD-USGS Project Boosts Afghan Science, Economy

A high-tech mineral-mapping effort nearly complete in Afghanistan and the first of its kind in the world already generates $146 million in yearly revenue,...

Shale could be long-term home for problematic nuclear waste

Shale, the source of the United States' current natural gas boom, could help solve another energy problem: what to do with radioactive waste from...

Parasite in Live Asian Swamp Eels May Cause Human Illness

Raw or undercooked Asian swamp eels could transmit a parasitic infection called gnathostomiasis to consumers. U.S. Geological Survey scientists found parasitic worms known as gnathostomes...

Female Coyotes Can Have Mixed Wolf-Coyote Pups

Scientists have successfully produced hybrid pups between a male western gray wolf and a female western coyote in captivity. By artificially inseminating a female western...

Burmese Pythons Pose Little Risk to People in Everglades

The estimated tens of thousands of Burmese pythons now populating the Everglades present a low risk to people in the park, according to a...

First Global Geologic Map of Largest Moon in the Solar System...

More than 400 years after its discovery by Galileo, the largest moon in the Solar System – Ganymede – has finally claimed a spot...

Identifying Bats By Sound

Following White-Nose Syndrome, Acoustic Method Best for Sampling Bats Recording bats' echolocation "calls" is the most efficient and least intrusive way of identifying different species...

Threat of Earthquakes Occurring in Central United States Still Alive

Earthquake activity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone in the central United States does not seem to be slowing down.  In a new study...

Trees grow faster and store more carbon as they age

Trees put on weight faster and faster as they grow older, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The finding that most...

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