Alexandria Benson

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Giant Solomon Islands rat believed to eat coconuts discovered

A mysterious and elusive species of giant rat that lives in the dense rainforest canopy of the Solomon Islands, and is reputed to open coconuts with its teeth, has been discovered by scientists and is likely to be quickly listed as critically endangered.<p>For decades, the rat’s existence had been …

Asia Pacific

A new view of twisted proteins could help scientists understand Alzheimer's

A critical molecule in the neurodegenerative disease has finally been mapped.<p>A new study published this month in <i>Nature</i> marks a key milestone in Alzheimer's research. It demonstrates the first complete model of a tau filament, a protein structure found in the brain cells of Alzheimer's patients and …

This is where all the animals will go when climate change kills their habitats

Climate change could force the displacement of nearly 3,000 species of animals in the coming years if Earth keeps warming and sea levels keep rising, …

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Climate urgency: we've locked in more global warming than people realize

While most people accept the reality of human-caused global warming, we tend not to view it as an urgent issue or high priority. That lack of immediate concern may in part stem from a lack of understanding that today’s pollution will heat the planet for centuries to come, as explained in this …

Climate Change

Why Metagenomics? - The New Science of Metagenomics

Microbes run the world. It’s that simple. Although we can’t usually see them, microbes are essential for every part of human life—indeed all life on …

Biology