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Can cats and coyote co-exist?

Numerous studies throughout the United States from Seattle to New York have demonstrated that cats comprise less than 5% of coyote diet. Why then do diet studies in Los Angeles reveal that cats make up nearly 20% of coyote diet? Residents in Culver City, a suburb of Los Angeles, reported that 72 cats were killed …

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Onshore algae farms could be ‘breadbasket for Global South’

New research describes how growing algae onshore could close a projected gap in society’s future nutritional demands while also improving environmental sustainability. “We have an opportunity to grow food that is highly nutritious, fast-growing, and we can do it in environments where we’re not competing for other uses,” said Charles Greene, professor emeritus of earth …

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The thinking undead: How dormant bacteria calculate their return to life

Eventually, when conditions become favorable, spores that may have been dormant for years can wake up in minutes and spring back to life. Spores wake up by re-hydrating and restarting their metabolism and physiology. But until now scientists did not know whether spores can monitor their environment “in their sleep” without waking up. In particular …

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