Clever cockatoos learn through social interaction, study finds: Research confirms that ‘cockies’ learn unique bin-opening behavior by copying others

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For the first time, a team of international scientists have proven that cockatoos, an iconic Australian bird species, learn from each other a unique skill — lifting garbage bin lids to gather food. The world-first research published today in Science, … Read More

15,000-year-old viruses discovered in Tibetan glacier ice: Most of the viruses were previously unknown to humans, study finds

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Scientists who study glacier ice have found viruses nearly 15,000 years old in two ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China. Most of those viruses, which survived because they had remained frozen, are unlike any viruses that have … Read More

Making clean hydrogen is hard, but researchers just solved a major hurdle

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For decades, researchers around the world have searched for ways to use solar power to generate the key reaction for producing hydrogen as a clean energy source — splitting water molecules to form hydrogen and oxygen. However, such efforts have … Read More

Climate change to bring more intense storms across Europe

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Climate change is driving a large increase in intense, slow-moving storms, a new study by Newcastle University and the Met Office has found. Investigating how climate affects intense rainstorms across Europe, climate experts have shown there will be a significant … Read More

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